Alison Wren

Alison Wren

Alison makes wheel-thrown decorative and functional stoneware in simple, elegant forms with a subdued and gentle colour palette. Her appreciation of pared-back design and natural materials is integral to the development of her own visual language. She is influenced by places and things to which she is drawn – the curve of a hill or colour of a wall, wide open spaces, the sea and sky, sand and pebbles.

​Alison's practice is guided by her belief that good craftsmanship involves care, skill and attention and she hopes that this is evident in her work.

She studied Ceramic Design at Staffordshire University in the 1990’s and afterwards spent some time working with a studio potter in Dorset, and another in Sheffield. She then moved away from making ceramics and worked in an art and craft gallery for over 15 years, which fed her visual appetite, but left her hungry to get back to making. She went to pottery classes and a porcelain workshop and rediscovered the joy of working with clay. She feels content to be doing at last, what has always been in her heart.

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and  began...’ from The Journey by Mary Oliver.

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