Pottery Designs - Devon Studio Pottery by Sabine Schmidt

Rustic Pottery - Ceramic Designs - Sabine Schmidt

Rustic Studio Pottery: Three Ceramic Designs

Pottery mirrors the qualities I look for in life: creativity, connectedness, simplicity, centredness, solitude and joy. Pottery is my teacher. It is a playground where I learn whether or not I'm authentic. The pot works or it doesn’t. I practise patience. I have to — even in my impatience. I explore and experiment.

I cannot lie to clay. Almost every day, I turn up to the potter's wheel, in the best of all cases, centred. With ceramic work, there are so many stages where things can go wrong: throwing, drying, firing, glazing. I cannot hurry these processes. Working with clay requires a willingness to feel all human emotions: joy, frustration, grief, impatience and excitement.

I can only show up. This call to make pots is the gift that enables me to turn up at the wheel, again and again. Once I finish a pot, it leaves a strong desire to continue. I do not know where it comes from, there is always more.

I hope my love and excitement for the work I do is reflected in my three main pottery lines:
  • MERRY MUSTARD: A rather smooth, bright and joyful tableware in a modern yellow/green – somewhat glossy
  • WHITE IMPATIENCE: A rustic, earthy crockery with a white/blue coastal design – matt
  • GREY COINCIDENCE: A sculptural selection of pots in darker shades, each with a unique (i.e. rough) texture and artistic appearance for everyday use and decoration.

Looking for something even more experimental? Check out my CLAY ART OBJECTS ideal for display in your home or to give to family and friends!