Hello and a very warm welcome to Alex Allday Ceramic & Surface Pattern Design.
I’m a Ceramic and Surface Pattern Designer who produces decorative ceramic wares with intricate surface pattern designs and textures.
I’m passionate about creating unique ceramics of high quality that bring enjoyment when displayed around the home and being used and that make a lovely gift for someone special.
All of my surface designs are inspired by the fusion of traditional patterns and styles, such as floral motifs, victorian tiles and ornate architecture. I combine the use of handcrafted and digitally produced techniques and processes to create a range of diverse surface pattern details and qualities for a variety of different decorative and functional ceramic wares.
My product range consists of hanging planters, tealights, planter pots, fine bone china mugs, vases, framed ceramics, decorations, decorative bowls and soap dishes that are all created by hand through the process of slip casting or hand building.
When designing and developing all of my pieces I explore in depth with producing interesting surface qualities and textures through etch, relief/embossment, glazes and experimental screen-printing techniques to create distinct pieces that have an emphasis on intricate detailing and composition. All of my ceramic wares are made using high quality ceramic bodies which include Porcelain, Fine Bone China and Parian that each have enamel printed surface transfers applied.
I’m based in an open studio and workshop at Middleport Pottery which is a beautiful old victorian pottery and heritage site that is open to the public, where Burleigh pottery is still made and is home to 12 creative studios and businesses. It is also where 'The Great Pottery Throw Down' was filmed. I design and make all of my ceramics here and visitors are able to see me in action making in my workshop and buy my finished work displayed in my studio and shop area.
If you’re ever in the area or fancy a great day out at Middleport Pottery then do pop in and say hello, I’d love to see you.
Alongside making my own ceramics I run a variety of workshops where you can learn how to make and decorate your own beautiful pieces of ceramics using a range of different techniques and processes. Head to the workshop tab in the menu above to find out more.
Alex Allday Ceramic & Surface Pattern Design