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Angela Pointon

Angela says she is 'driven to create because of the positive experience of using and enjoying beautiful ceramics in everyday life activities.  No matter how simple the object, like a favourite mug, these are the things that turn a house into a home. They give us a strong sense of belonging and build on our identity'.

Her work on a 'collection of bottles' was about re-inventing, in ceramics, the old  style of household  bottles and plays with the idea of taking something old and creating something new, something that had one purpose and giving it a different one.  An old glass poison bottle can be re-created and altered to become a treasured vessel. This concept has been developed further in the 'collection for tea-time' where, for example, jugs were designed based on older styles and then given a more modern twist. The illustrations and imagery are heavily influenced from time spent living in the Far East where strong colour is very much a part of that style.

Angela works in porcelain for its smoothness, beauty and elegance.  Its whiteness is a perfect canvas for the fine, colourful drawings that characterize her work.

From 2012 she has been working from her home studio in Glasgow.  Her 'Clan Gathering' work has been inspired by her own family gatherings more often than not held in Fife where most of her family live.  Another new design is the envelope collection. The plan is to keep developing these ideas to create an eclectic range of tableware that is fun and attractive with an appeal for all from the young to the old.

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"So long, and thanks for all the fish"

After very many years of craft&design we've decided that we'd like to retire and so in 1 day we will close the craft&design website, including craft&design Online and the craft&design Selected Makers and Craft and Design Month websites. We've had a brilliant 35 years and would like to thank all our readers, advertisers, writers, contributors and website visitors for their support throughout that time. Our very best wishes to you all for the future - Angie and Paul.