Bound by Clay IWD2019 Event Presenters

If you Google any of the potters below you will also see examples of their work 


Kate Malone British Studio Potter

British studio potter, ceramic artist and judge, along with Keith Brymer Jones, on BBC2’s The Great Pottery Malone is known for her large sculptural vessels and rich, bright glazes. She studied at Bristol Polytechnic (1979–82) and, after leaving the Royal College of Art in 1986, began working in a studio in the South Bank Craft Centre at Charing Cross. Malone's work is held in the British Council collection.

Her work is on display in a number of public locations, a giant ceramic fish in the water at Hackney Marshes and a large pot at Manchester Art Gallery. Malone's work is also held in numerous public collections, including the Arts Council, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Crafts Council, The Ashmolean Museum, Musée national de céramique de Sèvres, Victoria & Albert Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Neil Brownsword Staffordshire University

Creates installations using ceramics, film and performance. His work takes the ceramics industry of his native Staffordshire as its primary subject, observing its people and production systems. He has sought to challenge the marginalisation of craft skill in industrial contexts, and to highlight the danger of specialist knowledge being lost. Recent work has been made in collaboration with former industry artisans, revealing their people-embodied skills and exploring the value of the industry's intangible cultural heritage. Brownsword was awarded the Grand Prize at the 2015 Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, South Korea. Crafts Council 

Dr Laura Cohen CEng FIMMM is Chief Executive of the British Ceramic Confederation, the trade association for the UK ceramic manufacturing industry.

After a degree and PhD in Materials Science at Cambridge University, Laura worked in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry for 20 years in a variety of technical, manufacturing  and regulatory roles.She has been Chief Executive of BCC since 2009. She is a member of the CBI Trade Association Council and a life member of the Council of Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce. Laura is a member of Cerame-Unie (European Trade Association) Directors’ committee and Chair of their Environment committee. She chaired the group developing Cerame-Unie’s ‘Ceramic Industry Roadmap to 2050’.  She has also Chaired the Energy Intensive Users’ Group. Laura founded and chairs the Manufacturing Trade Remedies Alliance, a group of 8 manufacturing associations, 3 trade unions and the TUC, working collectively to develop the UK’s policy in this area in a way that supports UK manufacturers. Laura was awarded an MBE in June 2015 in recognition of services to the ceramic industry.

Raffle Vase
"Bramble Revisited" Moorcroft Pottery 
Designed by Alicia Amison

Many thanks to Moorcroft Pottery for supporting this event by donating this beautiful vase designed in 2013 designer by Alicia Amison for our raffle. It has a clean, fresh pattern against an ivory background. A charming and quintessentially English countryside. Alicia is one of the most accomplished tubeliners at Moorcroft, and from there, design was only a short step away. Since her arrival in 1998.Her first catalogue design Meadow Cranesbill was launched in 2002 and since then more designs have followed, perhaps the most famous of all being Bramble Revisited. To see more of Alicia's work visit



Kevin Milward Course Director Clay College

Has been potting for over forty five years.  Following training at art school in the late sixties and early seventies he spent the next four years working in studios perfecting his production throwing skills before moving on into industry on the technical side.  Three years later he set up his first studio and also taught at the local college which led to thirty five years of teaching at Universities throughout the UK. He has acquired an unrivalled reputation for his workshops, seminars and demonstrations on all aspects of making pottery and has been involved with the design and development of some of the best-selling, industrially produced tableware in Europe and the United States, running in parallel to producing his own work that can be found in leading galleries in the UK, museum collections and exhibitions as diverse as at the Wedgwood Museum and the Japanese Embassy in London.He has always expressed his gratitude to those potters who helped him on his journey, ranging from an impromptu demonstration of how to throw a bottle from an Iranian potter to working alongside David Leach and has a passion for being involved in the training of potters from all over the world. Most recently Kevin was the Program Consultant to The Great Pottery Throw Down.