James and Tilla set up their workshop in a fairly isolated part of Carmathenshire in 2002. They greatly value their rural setting, particularly the calm, quietness and space – which they share with their three daughters.

All of their work is thrown by James. They use various porcelain and stoneware clay bodies, all fired to a high temperature.

Tilla’s input is on the design, colour, decoration etc.

They are both Fine Art graduates and were both apprenticed to the potter, Rupert Spira.

Functional ware constitutes the majority of their work. They started making the non-functional cylindrical forms in 2011 through a desire to invest more individuality and intensity into a single work.

In 2011 they won the Wesley-Barrell Craft Award and in 2013 won the Homes and Gardens Design Award for Ceramics and Glass.