Today I am thrilled to spotlight on Hannah Berridge who creates beautiful personalised ceramics in Suffolk.
All are pieces are individually hand-painted so each one is unique.
From gifts for the home, to wedding gifts, wedding favours and wedding decor there is some lovely designs, and some gorgeous products for the Christmas season too.
I hand over to Hannah to tell you all about herself…
“My journey to where I am now started when I went to Norwich School of Art to study Graphic Design.”
“From then I worked for Farming Press, Seatrade on their magazines.”
“Then I went freelance doing Graphic Design in Ipswich, and created lots of logos.”
“After having my son Finbar everything changed.”
“A friend and I talked about setting up a ceramic cafe and we did a few courses, but then she went back to South Africa.”
“I decided I much preferred painting so taking my graphic style I started painting pots.”
“Inspired by Suffolk my first design was the Beach Huts which I took to a gallery in Southwold, where they where delighted to sell them.”
“I now have my own studio in Suffolk and my hand-painted ceramics come reflect the beautiful countryside and the seaside towns that surround me.”
“Many of the themes that I paint come directly from my surroundings – beach huts and fishing boats from Aldeburgh and wild flowers from the fields and verges in the countryside.”
“My work is quite different from most of the ceramics you can buy elsewhere, that are not hand-painted but instead use transfers.”
“These transfers are mass-produced and then simply applied to the ceramic pieces and fired.”
“By contrast, my work starts out with a pencil outline on the individual, blank piece and is then painted by hand with coloured glazes sometimes in several stages, before its final firing in my kiln.”
“This produces bright, shiny, permanent colours that are quite different from more mass-produced pieces.”
“Both the designs themselves and each individual ceramic piece are therefore unique. No two pieces are ever exactly the same!”
Aren’t these hand painted ceramics for Weddings and home amazing…
Love these wonderful seasonal designs…
To Contact Hannah Berridge Ceramics