‘The reason I love making functional ware, is that the pieces I make aren’t limited to being a static display. Although I hope that people find a piece beautiful, I also want them to connect with it and incorporate it into their life through everyday use. Ceramics have a permanence and durability that means they can last indefinitely. I love to think that the pieces I make might become part of not just my story, but also the stories of many more people who will use it and appreciate it long into the future.’
‘The main focus of my work is high-fired porcelain tableware and vases. From early on I was attracted to the unique qualities of this material. I loved how its smooth texture, translucency and whiteness are perfect for complementing and emphasising a clean form.’
Ben Sutton is a London-based ceramics designer/maker. Alongside creating his own work, he also teaches at the Turning Earth studios.