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Our specially selected collection of ceramics, jewellery and textiles: all items are beautifully hand-crafted by some of the UK's most talented designer-makers: they are perfect pieces for any home or to give as beautiful gifts if you can bear to part with them!
The makers include: Justine Allison, Sandy Buchanan, Theo Brooks, Holly Burton, Samantha English, Fran Fell, Beth Gates, Jaroslav Hrustalenko, Justine Jenner, Silvia K, Katherine Kingdon, Bérangère Noyau, Sarah Packington, Rebecca Perry, Mitch Pilkington, Alison Proctor, Laura Plant, Miranda Peckitt, Jacqui Ramrayka, Tamar Rose, Tiffany Scull, Carolyn Tripp, Clare Underwood, Vezzini & Chen, Claire Walton and Danniella Wilde.
8 x 9 cms
Jacquie Ramrayka is a ceramicist with a love for the vessel in its many forms- the idea of containment fascinates and continually challenges her. She trained at Harrow, on the renowned ceramics course, graduating in 1994 with a BA(Hons) Ceramics. After completing her degree, she founded the ceramics studio Archway Ceramics, along with a group of fellow graduates. She combined working there with teaching until she had her family. Following a stint at Kingsgate Workshops, she now works from her studio at home.
Jacqui's current work is mainly thrown, however hand built projects are an ongoing interest. She continues to focus on the vessel form, working in series and making one-off pieces. She finds her inspiration in natural and urban landscapes, as well as the seemingly random and mundane - pebbles on a beach, rusty metal tools, peeling layers of paint, found objects that suggest a fragment of a story- and it's also these things which inform my colour palette.
The surfaces of her vessels are important to her, she uses them as a way to express a narrative and achieve a patina of depth and variety. The vessels are layered with oxides and glazes, brushed and dipped, and often multi-fired. They are used as a canvas to investigate the myriad combinations of texture and colour. This unpredictability ensures each piece is unique.