MUST DO: an evening of ceramics at Host of Leyton

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Talented potters display (and sell) their pieces in east London

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he ModernPotter is a local artist who’s curating an event at Host of Leyton this month. The evening will feature the works of eleven London-based ceramicists, who’ll be exhibiting and selling their wares in the stylish space on the High Road.

James Pallister and Nicola Readare are the enterprising couple behind the venue, a beautifully renovated place with large windows that flood the space with light.

ModernPotter creates one-off stoneware pots and sculptured vessels. “They combine an earthy modern aesthetic whilst exploring forms and textures in pursuit of a simple beauty,” she says.

After spending many years as a graphic designer and creative art director for fashion brands, she wanted to give something back to herself, and in March 2017 attended a short introduction ceramics course at Turning Earth. “I immediately felt connected,” she says, “it was so innate, I was compelled to discover more.” She left her job a year ago and since then has been developing her craft. “Working with clay makes me feel free, I love to see what comes from my hands.”

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And what will the other ten creatives be showcasing? “Each will bring their own style, ranging from minimal to playful, with a fix of function and ornamental,” she says.

Head to E10, meet these skilled artisans and view some inspiring (and affordable) pieces.

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The evening of ceramics is taking place at Host of Leyton, Thurs 13th Sept from 5.30–10pm at 658 High Road, E10. Follow ModernPotter on Instagram @modernpotteruk. More here.

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