Large sculptural ceramics
Philip Simmonds is firmly established as one of Britain's leading designer makers of large sculptural ceramics. Experience the deep satisfaction of choosing sculpture which is designed, made and presented to you by one man. Philip's skilled craftmanship is at the heart of everything he makes.
"Clay is amazing. To take this humble material from the earth and turn it into something beautiful is profoundly creative and a real joy. I'm privileged to experience this transformation every day."
Philip's skilled craftsmanship is at the heart of everything he makes and his pots are the embodiment of his years of experience. Slowly and carefully constructed by hand, these pieces are the ultimate expressionof traditional techniques combined with an artist's eye for beauty and proportion.
"It is my desire to produce work from the heart. Pots which speak deeply of beauty, completeness and which even aspire to perfection. My hands and eyes are my best tools and with these I coil, throw and hand-build pieces which can be enjoyed for generations. Always on a grand scale, my work is rooted in the traditional and yet is intrinsically contemporary; a fine balance which culminates in something enduring, something timeless. Purity of form is everything, sensitive use of colour - vital, but it is meticulous attention to detail that makes a piece sing." - Philip.
Planing a commission is a personal process and often requires guidance. We are always willing to answer your questions or give advice if required.
We make to order, so we are in a perfect position to offer complete bespoke flexibility. Should you wish to personalise a piece, we can impress lettering into the soft clay to incorporate names, dates, quotations or any words you choose. So if you have a particular idea in mind, please speak to us and we'll create something special.