Emily Marston

about me and my work

I handbuild small batches of minimal ceramics, playing with pattern and colour, shapes and lines. ​

 

Before working with clay, I studied Fine Art Painting at Winchester School of Art, and spent over ten years curating and promoting artists and designer-makers, focusing on exhibiting the work of early and mid-career artists.

 

As my work with clay has evolved, I’ve seen threads of other interests and loves coming through – architecture, nature, sky, sea and although not always directly translated in the works, they are often present in the work I create.

I aim to...

Create Unique Ceramic Artworks

 

I work in small batches, and experimentation and development of processes are at the core of how I work as an artist. Each piece is carefully made by hand, and I would love everyone that chooses a piece to have something individual. 

 

Make Mindfully

 

Considering my impact as a maker and finding conscious changes to my practice and processes along the way is very important to me as I continue to develop new work.

 

Embrace the nature of the material

 

I love the grounding and natural quality of clay, and the possibilities of slowly building and carving forms by hand. Part of the joy of ceramics are the small nuances that can happen all the way through the process, revealing the hand of the maker, and adding to their uniqueness. 

Porcelain Ring

Handmade Ceramic Jewellery

I've always loved handmade jewellery, and creating a range of rings, earrings and necklaces has been a joy.


Each item is carefully designed and hand-carved making them one of a kind. They are then fired to a high temperature, ensuring that they are super strong. I then polish each piece after firing to create a smooth tactile surface.


My aim is to create unique jewellery that will be treasured forever.


A selection of work is available on my Shop page, as well as in some wonderful bricks and mortar shops and galleries. Please see my stockists page for details.

one of a kind sculptural vases

My current collection of vases were developed out of a love for the interaction of architecture and the natural world. This theme has been present in my photography over the last fifteen years, and now runs through my ceramics practice.


The simple slab built forms contrast with plants and flowers, allowing the flowers to peek out from behind the vase.

The front plane incorporates a fine layer of twisted and folded hand-coloured clay, embedded into the surface. I love the flow and movement that can be shown in the coloured clay, and the unexpected outcome with the shifting of the pattern as it is rolled into shape.

 

This patterning process has gradually developed after becoming fascinated with traditional Japanese Nerikomi technique, and Agateware process as soon as I started working with clay.

I aim to always have a collection of vases available in my shop, and to release new collections twice a year. I'll put details of any forthcoming shop updates on my homepage.

Sunrise Vases