Kate Cooke Ceramics

“Unique functional stoneware ceramics glazed in colours inspired by nature and the Peak District”

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About Kate Cooke Ceramics

Kate Cooke Ceramics

Handmade stoneware pottery, with glazes and textures inspired by the Peak District.

I make stoneware pottery on a potter's wheel in our garden shed, which I now like to call the 'studio'. I live in Sheffield with my family and we are fortunate enough to have the Peak District National Park very close by. Exploring wild and beautiful places has always been very important to me. This lead me to studying Zoology and then becoming a Biology teacher as well as teaching rock-climbing.
As long as I can remember I have loved making things, and over the years have tried many different crafts, but be warned pottery is addictive! I feel like I have returned to clay, as making with it feels so essential and necessary to me. Every stage has so much skills involved that I don't think I will ever tire of the process and the journey of learning that I'm now deeply involved in. Working with a potter's wheel combines both a discipline and determination to perfect the skills but also the need for artistic instinct and an appreciation of shape and design.
I hope that with each pot I send out into the world that they take with them a little of the landscapes and places that have inspired the colours and textures as well as a reminder of the mindfulness and dedication that went into their making.
I'm deeply concerned about the climate emergency so all my pots are fired in my electric kiln using renewable energy. I will also re-use packaging to reduce the carbon footprint of my pottery. None of the glazes I use contain lead and I recycle my clay.