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Gail Cooper

Gail Cooper hails from a ceramic lineage with her great grandfather, born in 1864, working as a potter from the age of 15 alongside his two brothers at Gray’s Pottery in Musselburgh, until it closed in 1928. He then travelled to Portobello to work at Gray’s Pottery there, which eventually became Buchan Potteries. He worked with white stoneware clay and when glassware became fashionable, he thought that was the end of stoneware for domestic use!

She has been interested in pottery herself since secondary school when she was introduced to it by her art tutor who encouraged her in perfecting throwing, sculpting and glazing techniques. Only recently returning to her love of clay, she took evening classes for 6 months to get reunited with the wheel and has spent the last couple of years building her studio and developing her signature style.

Hand Thrown Ceramic Homewares

Working from her garden studio in Trevaunance Cove, Gail Cooper’s ceramics are thrown by hand on the potters wheel using local St Agnes Clay.

The ceramics she creates are minimal in design using her surroundings as inspiration. Nestled around the Cove, the Engine Houses and chimneys, with their straight lines tapering up, are a reminder of Cornwall’s mining heritage, along with eroded pebbles on the beach and the anemones exposed on the rocks at low tide.

Her glazes further reflect the natural colours around St Agnes, from the North Cornish sea, seaweeds, ferns, granite and slate.

Our Favourite Pieces

Each piece is beautifully handmade and unique, we have selected a few of our favourites to show you.

Tall Handled Pitcher

Tall Handled Ceramic Jug Pitcher

The Tall Handled Ceramic Jug Pitcher embodies elegance and functionality in its design. Handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail, this pitcher showcases Cooper’s mastery of ceramics. Its elongated form and gracefully curved handle exude a timeless charm, making it a standout piece in any setting. The smooth glaze finish adds a touch of sophistication, while its generous capacity makes it perfect for serving beverages during gatherings or simply as a stunning decorative accent. Cooper’s dedication to craftsmanship and aesthetic finesse shines through in this exquisite piece, elevating the art of pottery to new heights.

white and black medium coffee mugs

Handthrown Medium Coffee Cups

The Handthrown Medium Coffee Cups embody the artisanal charm and warmth of handmade pottery. The use of contrasting yet complementary colours makes for a lovely collection of ceramic mugs. Shapes to admire and display as well as elevate your everyday routine. Crafted with care and attention to detail, each cup bears the unique imprint of the maker’s hands, creating a tactile and organic feel. These cups are not just vessels for your favourite brew; they are objects of beauty that enhance the coffee-drinking experience.


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