Catherine & Matt West both come from a design & art background graduating from Goldsmiths University. After initially joining pottery classes the pair developed a love of creating ceramics which led to the founding of Pottery West. They currently work from a studio in the Yorkshire Artspace, Exchange place in Sheffield City Centre
The two specialise in wheel-thrown functional ceramics opting to create pared down, minimal forms with tactile and textured glazes that give a rustic but contemporary sensibility. Their process is material led working from both visual and verbal production. Conceptualising as they create Matt and Catherine discuss how a product might be tweaked and how it might be used. Matt currently concentrates on the throwing of the form and Catherine works on the glazing.
Pottery West have a desire to collaborate with others and have done so over the years. Including the Kiosk Project Space in York, I will Kill Again / Dark Arts coffee & Cartwheel Coffee. They will also be taking part in The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in October and MADE London the same month where you can catch up with them.