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Lily Pearmain is a Peckham based ceramic artist, driven by experimenting with new processes and approaches to clay as a material. She hand crafts ceramics that embody a juxtaposition between sculptural minimalism and traditional artisanship. The former sourdough baker turned self-taught potter uses classic wheel throwing techniques to deliver everyday home accessories with a focus on simple forms. Made from Peruvian terracotta and stoneware clay, each piece is minimally glazed to emphasize the materials’ natural textural character. Multifaceted vases complement floral arrangements while sculptures rendered in signature circular shapes make a strong visual impact. Tabletop essentials including plates, bowls, and mugs evoke raw beauty in earth tones and organic shapes. Whether decorating a bookshelf or setting a dinner table, Lily Pearmain’s ceramics propose a modern approach to design with a distinctive quality.
A little bit about me
I am a self taught potter living and working in South East London. I’m driven by experimenting with processes and approaches to clay as a material, while keeping the work clean, often using simple forms. Predominantly I use the potters wheel, even for sculptural pieces, and with minimal glazing. My work draws on British studio ceramics and the desire to make good, quiet, beautiful, and strong pots.
My work is technically complicated, but visually minimal, and subtly balanced, with the forms taking on human proportion. She enjoys the satisfaction and fluidity found in production making, as well as the opportunity to experiment with one-off pieces using the techniques honed in production making. She predominantly uses the potters wheel, even for sculptural pieces, with minimal glazing.
I regularly take bespoke commissions, big or small. Please get in touch via email and I’ll respond as soon as possible.
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