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Louisa Taylor


Louisa Taylor studied ceramics at Bath Spa University and gained a Masters degree from the Royal College of Art in 2006.Louisa set up her ceramic business in October 2006 and received a Development Award from the Crafts Council in January 2007. She is based in south-east London where she produces her tableware range for shops, galleries and collectors in the UK and internationally.

Her creative practice is influenced by Eighteenth century porcelain vessels and the rituals of dining. Her collection, Oriole, explores the role of tableware in contemporary dining. The subtle glazes depict the individual colours of the hand painted brush work
of an Eighteenth century supper set. The extensive glaze research for this project was published as an article in Ceramic Review magazine, (issue 237).In 2009, Louisa won the ‘Batch-production’ Award (£10,000) at the prestigious British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke on Trent. This was followed by: ‘The Evening Standard Homes & Property Best Domestic Product 2009’ and ‘UK Trade & Investment Silver Award for Innovation, Creativity and Potential to Export’. Her work was also selected to exhibit at the major international show Talente – Ambiente fair Munich, Germany.

Alongside making her own work and teaching, Louisa is a professional member of the Crafts Potters Association and Contemporary Applied Arts, London.From 11 January - 30 June 2012, Louisa was the Artist in Residence based in the ceramics galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. From Jan-June 2012, Louisa undertook a ceramics residency at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. She consults as a freelance designer for industry, including concept/form development and colour consultancy. Clients include J Wedgwood and American online home-ware company, Teroforma.

Louisa Taylor is the author of the book "Ceramics: Tools and Techniques for the Contemporary Maker", Jacqui Small Publishing, which was released in September 2011. This is a work of 288 pages (65,000 words) with over 700 illustrations of contemporary ceramic practice.Louisa is a skilled master of the pottery wheel and teaches ‘throwing’ to students within the 3D Design and Materials Practice subject area at the University of Brighton. This has led to a new area of research currently in development, which explores the role of problem based learning and the acquirement of skill. As a new lecturer to the University, Taylor completed a PG Cert in Learning & Teaching qualification in 2009.

Related work


LT21 Small Pot and Spoon

LT21 Small Pot and Spoon

£20.00
LT18 Medium Pot and Spoon

LT18 Medium Pot and Spoon

£25.00
LT17 Large Pot and Spoon

LT17 Large Pot and Spoon

£30.00