the ceramic studio • brenchley • kent


helen-rondellHelen Rondell

Helen graduated from Staffordshire University in 1995 with a BA (Hons) in Ceramics. She sells her work through outlets all over the UK as well as at ceramic, craft and trade fairs. 
Helen specialises in Raku firing and her work is held in private collections in the USA, Canada, China and across Europe.

ericaErica Fransson

Erica completed a ceramics degree in Sweden in her twenties, before moving to London to embark on a BA at University of the Arts.   After a few years of working as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator, her love for clay brought her back to ceramics. She is fascinated by lights and reflections and works with experimental techniques such as Pit Firing, Barrel Firing and Raku. She sells her work online and in Greenwich Market, London.


Liz O'Dwyer

Liz graduated from Kent Institute of Art and Design with a BA (hons) in Fine Art Sculpture in 2000. Following this, she studied a PGCE and has been teaching fine art and ceramics to children aged 3 to 18 for 13 years. Liz has recently rediscovered her love for pottery and is now developing her own practice in ceramics.

Erin Neelands


Erin obtained a BA in Studio Ceramics and Art History in America. She studied under professional ceramic artists and also worked as a ceramic technician at university level. She moved to Kent in 2005 and entered the grammar school system as an art technician before achieving her QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) in 2008. Whilst teaching she earned her MA Artist-Teacher & Contemporary Practices (first) at University of London: Goldsmiths. She loves hand-building in clay and delights in guiding others through the creative process.


Alice Mara

Alice has been a ceramic artist for over 20 years. She studied for her BA (hons) at Harrow College and an MA in Ceramics at The Royal College Of Art. Alice makes a range of ceramic works for shops and galleries which are inspired by the texture, pattern and character of buildings to capture the way we live in urban settings. Alice decorates her pieces using a digital and photographic technique.


Sam Walker

Sam discovered a passion for art when she was a teenager.  She excelled in her Art A Level, but her love for animals, at first, led her to work with horses.  Through a chance encounter she was introduced to pottery and began lessons.
Sam quickly developed her talent and began working on and selling her own hand built ceramic work.  She is particularly fond of  making bottles and surface pattern design.
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