Craven Handbuilt Pottery

Ian and Jo Lydia Craven are world renowned for their handbuilt porcelain dinnerware, wall sculptures, bowls and vases.

Jo Lydia impresses antique lace into each piece of thin porcelain clay before shaping the unique free form bowls, plates, cups, serving dishes and decorative designs that have been called “sensuous” and “romantic.”

Ian then finishes the hand crafted pottery with his own home made glazes in creative colors which are described as “moody” – “gem-like” and “shimmering.” The final result of this collaboration has been called simply “elegant.”




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