With an aptitude for mud-larking at secret locations along the Thames and scouting out hidden gems to fire the imagination, Ali Hewson bridges the link between centuries-old pottery practices and the wonderfully modern creations fresh from her kiln.
The sweep of illustrative lines and patterns in Ali Hewson's ceramics hint at her studies in illustration that she undertook at Camberwell College of Art. It was whilst there that she first started working on her ceramics - the results that she lovingly produces today are uplifting, precious and skilled.
Working from her studio in Norwich, Ali creates small collections of tableware items, often inspired by the shards of delftware she find mud-larkings. Her pieces are all fired in a kiln using rewewable energy, carefully using - and reusing - the clay to minimise on waste, and painted with natural oxides to eventually magic into being as the beautiful forms we see.
Find out more about Ali Hewson and her good friend and fellow-ceramicist Rachael Cocker in the Up Our Street link below:
Ali HewsonTiered CandlestickStoneware clay painted with white slip
H19 x D12 cm
Ali HewsonCobalt Dash Side PlateStoneware, hand painted with cobalt dashes and iron slip£ 100.00
Ali HewsonCobalt Dash Tall CupStoneware, hand painted with cobalt dashes and an iron slip£ 52.00
Ali HewsonMedium white bowlStoneware with slip under white tin glaze£ 75.00
D23 x H8 cm
Ali HewsonSmall pair of candleholdersWhite tin glaze
W4 x W7.5cmSold