Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The sun shone, the rain fell and a good time was had by all!

Lambeth Country Show was lots of fun and thank you to all who came to see me and my pots over the weekend.  Pot buyers were out in force and many were invited to this weekend's Open Weekend and Sale at North Street Potters at the shop in Clapham.

Here are some pics of me demonstrating.  Many curious onlookers asked questions and a few younger ones helped put slurry on the slabs ready for sticking together.  Perhaps I converted some new potters...

5 fun things I did at the show:

1. Watched my friend Anna win the scarecrow competition
2. Ate churros.  Mmmmm.
3. Gazed at the falconry display and saw a real Bald eagle!
4. Drank cider from a milk bottle.
5. Danced along to Horace Andy

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Amy Mae Ceramics @ Lambeth Country Show

Lambeth Country Show
16th & 17th July
Who? Amy Mae Ceramics

What? Demo of impressed planters (also for sale)  

When? THIS WEEKEND! Sat 16th July 4pm-7pm and    Sun 17th July 11am-2pm

Where? Brockwell Park, North Street Potters' stall

How do I get there?  

Tube: Victoria line to Brixton then 15 minutes walk 

Buses: from outside Brixton Tube station 
3, 37 and 196 alight at Brockwell Lido or Herne Hill Station stops
2, 432 and 415 alight at Tulse Hill stop and walk back down to the cross road and turn right down Brixton Water Lane.  The park entrance is on the right.

Train: South Eastern trains to Herne Hill

To find out more about Lambeth Country Show go to:

To find out more about North Street Potters go to:

Monday, 30 May 2011

Chloe's lanterns and new Open Allium planter

Exciting news!  The new 'Allium' range is well under way and here is a picture of the first out of the kiln:

 'Open Allium'
(large -20cm high, 28 cm wide)

'Open Allium'
(large -20cm high, 28 cm wide)

And...as promised Chloe's garden lanterns:

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Welcome to amy mae ceramics...

Hello arty, crafty people of the world.  amy mae ceramics is a small, clay centred venture in Clapham Old Town, London. 

A little info 

amy mae ceramics produces functional and sculptural pieces for your home, garden and loved ones.

Website: www.amymaeceramics.co.uk

The current range of garden planters, 'Naturally Inspired' is based on plant sepals (the green 'flower'  the bud forms under the flower when it opens).   


A childhood spent on a Devon dairy farm has given Amy Mae oodles of natural inspiration.  She loved playing in the meadows, fields and hedgerows on long summer days, inspecting and dissecting plants and watching small creatures go about their business.  Celandine and Buttercups were her favourites back then along with Yarrow, where teeny tiny black bugs would swarm and sweet scented Lily-of-the-valley at the bottom of the garden.
Little did she know at the time that those images and scents would leave her with an indelible curiosity for plants.

Amy Mae's first experiences with clay were at secondary school, where an inspirational teacher, shared her love and enthusiasm for ceramics and art, and help her feel confident in the medium.

She went on to complete an A Level in Ceramics (3D Design) at East Devon College where she learnt throwing and handbuilding techniques, explored the use of different clay bodies and mixed and used her own  glazes.  Her projects were based on modernism, Scandinavian design, African art, underwater landscapes,Giorgio de Chirico's paintings the history of ceramics.

Amy Mae continued to practice ceramics from the age of 18, when she went to Bath University to study French and German.  This was at various workshops such as Bath Uni Arts Barn, Riesa Efau in Dresden, The Folkhouse in Bristol and City of Islington College, London.
Finally she decided these flirtations with the squelchy stuff were not enough and sought out a studio.  She found one in Clapham Old Town. 

And this is where the story of amy mae ceramics begins...