Andrea is a Lisburn based potter and tutor who creates decorative and functional ceramics with dotty decoration and ceramic button embellishments.
Born in Belfast, Andrea graduated from the University of Ulster with a B.A. Hons in Fine Craft Design, Ceramics, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Arts. She set up “relatively ceramics” after graduation in 2006 and has combined creating her own work with sharing her love of ceramics through teaching at the Island Arts Centre.
Andrea works in high fired cream earthenware and uses the clay colour as a base for her dotty decoration and ceramic button and bunting embellishments.
Her “dotty” collection of functional and decorative ceramics has been born from her love of clay. This joy of making ceramics which are colourful, playful, and cheerful to the soul has developed alongside her exhibition pieces. She has used hand painted dots and a variety of blue glazes in her work for so many years that they have become signature elements.
Her recent work with female figurative sculptures has led her to experiment with porcelain printed lace and ceramic buttons and these elements have married with dotty decoration and soft blue interior glaze in her functional ceramic range.
Her latest range uses a soft pastel colour palette that lends a delicate vintage quality to this range.
The Pottery, 27 Millbrook Road, Lisburn. BT27 4XN
Studio visits can be arranged by appointment.
Andrea’s work can be purchased online through her Etsy store or at In Klöver, Kingfisher gallery and Leitrim Design House.
Online pottery workshops through “Clay Crates”
A “Clay Crate” has everything you need to complete your clay project at home while Andrea joins you via a recorded workshop to guide you step by step through the creative process. The crates are collected from her Lisburn studio the day before the workshop and returned for firing and glazing the day after the workshop. The fired work will be ready to collect the following week.
14th August Herb Markers £20.00
21st August Wall Planters £30.00