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A long time ago, I studied architecture at the University of Cambridge in the UK and I have spent most of my career working in design and architecture.  I have been creating pots since 2012.
Each pot is unique.  Perhaps because of my architectural background, I am intrigued by the way that geometries distort when painted in three-dimensions.  To create non-circular and often twisted forms, I work mainly with slip cast moulds.  This also allows me to create inversions of the same shape, so many of my pieces work as pairs.  The pots are often brightly coloured with geometric patterns, sometimes inspired by repetitive configurations in nature, sometimes founded on mathematical sequences and prime numbers.  Spirals and ovals have been a particular obsession.
I am continually amazed by the variations in tone and intensity that can be achieved by layering glazes. I combine rough underglazed finishes with more traditional matt or polished glazes to add texture and create depth of colour.
I have had two public shows with the collage artist, Sophie Arup; we are sisters and our work is spookily complementary.  The first show, in a small gallery in London’s East End was in 2014; the second was at the Herrick Gallery on Piccadilly in central London, in February 2018.  I was a Featured Maker at the Bevere Gallery in Worcester in 2016.
My work is for sale and I undertake commissioned pieces; my pots are in private collections in the USA, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.
If you would like to find out more, or see some of my work in reality, please contact me by email: info@carolinecoleceramics.co.uk
The very beautiful photographs on this site are by Alex Braun, Gordon Roland Peden and Marcus Cole.  The snap shots are not.

2 thoughts on “HOME PAGE

  1. Wonderful pots Caroline! They look fantastic and I can’t wait to see them in real life. And a very exciting website, well done! From your very proud sister Sophie xxx

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