Meet The Maker – Ami Derbyshire

Ami Derbyshire - Ceramicist

Ami Derbyshire – Ceramicist

Ami is a designer maker who studied Ceramics at Staffordshire University.  Her sculptural ceramic designs and fanciful vessels are made in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Ladylove bell, english rose

Ladylove bell, English Rose design

Using clay and found objects she creates decorative one-off ceramic pieces constructed by slip-casting and hand-building.

Ladylove fluted vase

Ladylove fluted vase

Nostalgia is a constant thread that runs through Ami’s work.  By creating objects of desire, and still life scenes she invites the viewer to step back in time, drawing them into a kaleidoscope of decadence and whimsical imaginings. 

Rosebud Vase

Rosebud Vase

Ami is influenced by rich, decadent furnishings from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth century. The rich colours and decor of these periods are her palette to create with.  

 

Ladylove bell

Ladylove bell

Her work is an extension of herself; she imprints herself into her designs.  The clay is her canvas on which she expresses her emotions.

Ladylove fluted vase

Ladylove fluted vase

The glazes she uses are reminiscent of Victorian Majolica earthenware pottery made in the 19th century with moulded surfaces and colourful clear lead glazes.

Sugar and Cream set

Sugar and Cream set

By recreating impressions/essences of the past and fusing the old with the new she gives an overall contemporary feel to her work.

Rosebud Vase

Rosebud Vase

The decorative past draws Ami, but the present leads her back again….we love Ami’s work and hope that you do too x

Ladylove bell

Ladylove bell

 

Please accept our invitation and step into Ami’s ceramic wonderland ……..

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