A Ceramic Artist on the Jurassic Coast
Miranda Berrow is a potter working in West Dorset in the English countryside living close to the sea - the source of much energy and joy.
She taught herself to coil in white earthenware when her children were very young, and 20 years on, continues to create new work using this method.
Miranda enjoys the freedom that this process allows, and the ability to make several objects of varying sizes and shapes at once. Buying a second hand kiln all those years ago to fire her first endeavours and successfully trying out the mysterious powdered substances that came with it, are what still excites her to this day. Every kiln opening is a source of promise.
Miranda continues to make work from her studio, whether to make work for herself, a commission or to develop new ideas to add to the collection.
In order to produce a quantity of work, Miranda has enlisted the help of other people with more expertise in mould casting and production:
- The mall bases and the salad bowls are cast in Stoke on Trent and decorated and finished in Dorset.
- The range of mugs and Tea pots are lovingly created, decorated and boxed for shipping on a family run factory in Sri Lanka.
Each piece has been carefully considered, to be pleasing and comfortable in your hand, generous in scale and in a colour that you look forward to using.