Artists

Who are the artists at Stokes Croft China?

Each china decorator has their own makers mark which identifies the ware they produce.

Currently the bespoke ware produced by our roster of artists is to be found at our factory in Hillgrove Street, Stokes Croft.

Below are past and current decorators’ marks.

Current

Bev Milward

Bev Milward is an established maker working in porcelain. She was drawn to Stokes Croft China for the chance to work with fragments salvaged from our rich ceramic heritage.

She is interested in the longevity and sentimentality of ceramics, how they infiltrate our lives and can be used as a tool for communication long after leaving the maker. 

Her distinctive landscape collaged pieces have a strong narrative in common with her porcelain work. She is responsible for designing Strip Ochre, David Attenborough, Deconstructed Willow pattern for Stokes Croft China

Her makers mark is a key which is featured on the front of the current British  Studio pottery dictionary.

 

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Scot Burgoyne

Scot studied illustration at the University of the West of England, and has exhibited his work in and around Bristol. He has been twice selected for the RWA's Autumn Exhibition and has had work featured in 'The Best of British Illustration Annual'.
 
Scot started decorating china for PRSC in 2012, enjoying the new challenge of working with a three dimensional medium. His one off pieces usually take the clean lines of the china and enhance them using symmetrical and asymmetrical designs. He is also the creator of the 'I EAT SWANS' mug.
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Chris Chalkley

Founder of PRSC, Chris studied Economics and Philosophy at Bristol University, drove buses, sold puppets and worked variously as a market trader, wholesaler, retailer and importer of China and Glassware for over thirty years, and was therefore uniquely positioned to see the impact and implications of globalisation and corporate power at first hand.

When the Staffordshire Potteries went into terminal decline at the turn of the century, Chris had the foresight to buy up kilns and factory equipment from the bankrupt factories. He bought large quantities of whiteware, and the whole print stock of the last remaining independent decorating factory in Staffordshire. This equipment and stock has allowed the creation of Stokes Croft China, rising like a phoenix from the ashes of the Potteries’ decline.

Having worked as a wholesaler and retailer, Chris is well versed in traditional styles of ware. He tends to ignore all the rules and his pieces are known for their rough immediacy and challenging technique.

Tatyana Martin

Tatyana draws inspiration for her china from her passion for architecture and designed form - a reflection of her formal education and professional background. She also has a special interest in early 20th century Russian art and architecture, particularly the Russian avant-garde of 1900-1930 and the work of its most well-known artists Kazimir Malevich and Vasily Kandinsky. From these inspirational sources, she re-interprets ideas into her china decoration combining simple geometric forms in block colour with intricate patterns of architectural and botanical drawing and reflections of Bristol street art.

 

 

 

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Kay Poster

Part time volunteer. Ceramics degree from BCUC, retired consultant and teacher of English as an additional language for Oxfordshire County Council, originator of and mainly responsible for the Fresh Fish line. Spends much of her time caring for 2 grandsons!

Monika Pienig

Micha Libert

Anarchist lithographer, Queen of hearts.

 

 




Past
Katy Bauer
Richard Corlett
Jamie Gilman
Sammy Hallett
Jenny Howard Coles
Sophie Howard
Liz Krcma
Jake Smash-Smith
Rosie Vickers



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Traditionally, the potter’s mark is found on the base of the ware.

However, the potter’s mark can take greater prominence on Stokes Croft China ware.