Robyn Hardyman

Robyn throws and turns her vessels on the wheel in her garden studio in Oxford. She only uses porcelain because she loves its delicacy. The bowls, cups, vases and jugs are thrown thinly.  They are often inspired by the classic shapes of oriental ceramics, but they have a contemporary feel.

I relish exploring glaze colours and textures, and trying to find a variety of surfaces.  This complements the simplicity of the forms. All the pieces are fired in an electric kiln.

Her aim is to combine beauty with function.   Creating quiet, thoughtfully made ceramics that can be enjoyed by being used every day.

Robyn enjoys the way pots look when grouped together, the shapes and shadows between the forms, and the relationship between their colours and textures. Her ceramics can be enjoyed as single pieces, but they seem also to complement each other when combined in small groups. She also enjoys how a good pot feels when weighed in the hand, that sense of balance that tells you when it’s right.