I was raised in a home that was filled with creativity but ceramics has been my preferred medium since 2010 when I found it provided therapeutic relief from stress. Working with clay has allowed me to connect my love for the great outdoors, my interest in ancient and medieval history and my creativity.
I became increasingly drawn to the organic and tactile elements of clay. The natural environment around me; local oak woodland and wildflower meadows, coastline and moorland, heavily influence my work. I try to work with the earth rather than against it as the clay has qualities which should be left untouched. Rough surfaces are a common feature and reflect this concept of balance between design and chance, between man-made and natural.
All work is hand built, hand carved and hand shaped using stoneware clay and subtle, earthy tones in my glazes, making each piece unique. All the magic takes place in a garden studio, which I share with husband Gordon Clilverd, at the foot of the tranquil Lincolnshire Wolds.
"Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow". Kurt Vonnegut
I am constantly working towards lessening my impact on the environment whilst maintaining the quality of packaging required to protect ceramics. This is a developing process. The recycling of cardboard boxes and using eco fillings, such as compostable starch peanuts is very important to me, however I will use recyclable bubble wrap where I have received it and ask that you please use it again to prevent it going into landfill.
I love to share my skills and experience in the community. I can provide workshops in your school that link in with educational topics or in your organisation, whilst supporting fun and relaxing activities. I am a qualified tutor in adult education and have 20 years experience in the area of schools and parenting. A full DBS check and insurance are maintained and I keep up-to-date in CPD including Equality, H&S and GDPR.
Please allow 4-6 weeks if placing an order that is not in stock. I aim to post stocked items within 3 days of ordering but please be kind if it takes me a little longer and message me if you need your order more urgently. I will do my best to accommodate. Items will be very carefully packaged, but in the event your ceramics are damaged in transit, please contact me on receipt and I will do my best to replace the item. If you wish to return an item that is unsuitable, then please email me for a return address within 14 days. Please note returns will be at your own cost and items must be well packaged in the original packaging and returned in the condition they were sent in. Items that are personalised or returned in a condition not suitable for re-selling will not be refunded.
Shipping for direct orders (Please ignore information below if you order from my Etsy shop)
UK Please contact me for a price on UK postage and packaging. I will calculate based on the size and weight of the order and charges will be as reasonable as I can make them.
Europe Shipping costs are high for sending abroad so I have estimated these. If you are charged significantly higher than the actual cost, I will issue a partial refund. A flat rate of £15 will be charged plus £5 for each additional item. Please note your country may now charge customs and this is an additional cost met by you. Your parcel will be held and you will be notified by your customs office so that you can arrange payment and delivery. I cannot be held responsible for customs/VAT charges.
Worldwide Shipping costs are particularly high for worldwide delivery so I have estimated these. If you are charged significantly higher than the actual cost, I will issue a partial refund. A flat rate of £35 will be charged plus £10 for each additional item. I cannot be held responsible for any customs charges made by your country, so please do check with your government website or post office.
If you have any queries or wish to order direct, please email me at:
This lovely seller was extremely helpful throughout my recent purchase. I asked for fast delivery in order to receive some items to be used at a funeral. This was indeed done by the seller along with being very helpful with some other changes to my order, including a partial refund which need not have been done. The seller was very kind in her approach and messages throughout and I will be forever grateful for both her items and her manner. I could not write enough praise. Thank you.
Robert, May 2022
Never has a decorative item caught me in quite the way Katherine's exquisite dishes do. I have already bought several as gifts and I have found it particularly difficult to give them away every time! I have lived beside the sea all my life and somehow these dishes perfectly capture the never-the-same-twice glinting magic that a rockpool has and places it into a corner of your room. Staggering quality. REALLY special!
Hana, March 2022