Decorative and Functional Vases, Boxes, Mugs and Bowls!

These are examples of recent pieces. I am happy to take limited run orders if you see something you like but want a different size or colour. My work is both thrown and hand built using slab and coil methods.

Our online shop is at https://shop.iansmedleyceramics.com/ with current stock available with worldwide shipping.


Vases – Hand built vases fired to stoneware.

Storm5: Stoneware vase approx 40 cm tall. This is a coiled pot that was painted with porcelain slip before bisque firing. The slip is coloured with metal oxides or stains. After bisque it was glazed in matte base glazes coloured with more oxides and stains. This process was repeated over 3 glaze firings.

ID: Storm5
For sale. Contact me for details.

Large stoneware ceramic vase in browns white and blue.
Close up of the surface on the large stoneware ceramic vase in browns white and blue.

Storm1: Stoneware vase approximately 40cm tall with a painted glaze surface using a base satin-matt white glaze, plus manganese, cobalt, copper, iron oxides and silicon carbide to produce a volcanic surface.

ID: Storm1
For sale in the web shop. £275

40cm stoneware vase decorated in gradated browns, greens, white and blue textured glaze.
Top view of 40cm vase showing glaze detail

Mist1: Stoneware vase approximately 30cm tall with a painted glaze surface using a base matt white glaze, plus oxides and silicon carbide to produce a volcanic surface.

ID:MIST1
For sale. Contact me for details.

Slab built stoneware vase.
Slab built stoneware vase.
Slab built stoneware vase.
Slab built stoneware vase.
Slab built stoneware vase.

Mist2: Stoneware vase approximately 30cm tall with a painted glaze surface using a base matt white glaze, plus oxides and silicon carbide to produce a volcanic surface.

ID:MIST2
For sale. Contact me for details.

Slab built stoneware vase.
Slab built stoneware vase.

Storm3: This is a 40cm thrown and coiled piece painted with coloured porcelain slip. Final stoneware firing is a matt clear glaze. Inspired by stormy weather in the Lakes.

ID: Storm3
For sale in the web shop.: £325

Thrown and coiled stoneware vase.
Thrown and coiled stoneware vase.
Thrown and coiled stoneware vase.
Thrown and coiled stoneware vase.

Storm4: This is a 40cm thrown and coiled piece painted with coloured porcelain slip. Final stoneware firing is a matt clear glaze. Inspired by stormy weather in the Lakes.

ID: Storm4
For sale. Contact me for details.

Thrown and coiled stoneware vase.
Thrown and coiled stoneware vase.

Lidded Pots – These vary in size up to about 9 cm diameter and are made from white stoneware clay fired to 1260 degrees Celsius which makes them very strong. The rim is unglazed as they are fired with the lid on to prevent warping. Various colours and sizes are available and I can also make to order. Perfect for keepsakes, ring boxes and other nice things!


MUGS – I have various styles available, see the online shop for current stock. Happy to do a limited run as a commission of up to 6 mugs, bowls etc.


Bowls – A selection of bowls made in both white and a speckled stoneware.


A few new pieces that will be in Corsham Gallery from the 2nd of March 2024.