Featured Designer: Jasmine Simpson

Jasmine classes herself as a contemporary ceramicist, illustrator and artist. She creates evocative illustrations of animals in an expressive, free hand style. They are influenced from her environment and the fables and mythical stories she was told as a child. She then translates her 2D work onto the ceramic bodies of her animal figures, which act like a 3D canvas.

She likes to take a fresh approach towards industrial processes, creating batches of animal figures using slip casting with earthenware clay, very much like the traditional Staffordshire Flat backs prevalent around the 1800’s in Stoke-on-Trent. Even though the base of each figure is replicated she tries to give them each an individual character by exploring surface application techniques such as scraffito with coloured slip. She then layer up a variety of glazes and over glaze enamels to hand paint illustrations onto the figure and to finish she adds gold lustre to highlight certain areas and give a luxurious feel to the piece.

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You can shop their collections and meet them alongside 70 other independent designers and makers at our next event at Shoreditch town hall.

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Jasmine Simpson