SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019 Adult Content, Bristol (Upcoming)

2019 Greyfriars Bobby, The Museum of Edinburgh

2018 Afternoon Tea, Bristol 

2018 The Pearl Collective, Edinburgh 

2017 The Japanese House, Barbican Centre 

2017 Clerkenwell Design Week, London

2017 Create to Commemorate, Royal Cornwall Museum

2016 New Designers, Design Business Centre 

2016 You Are Here, Trelissick National Trust Gardens

2016 Natural Materials, Eden Project

PUBLICATIONS

CRUMBS Magazine, no.88 2019

Metro Newspaper, February 2019

Zero.Living 2018

She Is Fierce, Issue 3, 2018

Simply Sewing, Issue 40, 2018

Etsy Lookbook, 2017 

Emerging Potters, Issue 4, Oct-Dec 2016

SELECT STOCKISTS

CoLab, Bristol, UK

Craft Design House, Edinburgh, UK

HEAL'S Tottenham Court Road, London, UK

Meta Gallery, Cornwall, UK

The Museum of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, UK

Zero-Living.com

@Work Gallery, London, UK

Education 

BA (Hons) Contemporary Craft, Falmouth University  

 

 

 

About

Three words can be used to describe the ceramic work of Isobel Higley: positive, sustainable and handmade.

Holding positivity at the core of each design, every item aims to bring a smile to your face. Imagery within the work holds a strong sense of narrative, and will often feature small creatures. These detailed illustrations are hand painted onto each piece of ceramic. Items are made as individual works, and great care is taken to imbue beauty in every object.

Working from her studio, Isobel Higley strives to make her ceramic practice environmentally sustainable. This process includes using slow design methods, creating work in small batches and minimising energy consumption. Clay bodies are made on-site using local powdered clay and collected rainwater. The clay is mixed by hand using traditional methods Isobel learnt when working with artists in rural Devon. When the clay is ready for use, it is either hand built or thrown on a traditional kick wheel.

Within the studio all waste clay is recycled together and reused, this creates unique colours and textures within the work. Often work is finished with a glossy clear glaze or sections will be left unglazed. This is to highlight the beautiful raw colouring of the fired ceramic and to celebrate the process that has led to the finished work.