Ally Powell


Ally Powell in her home studio slip casting ceramics

Ally Powell is one of our tutors in the Harley Pottery Studio.

Ally is a contemporary ceramicist working from her home studio in Nottinghamshire. Her tangled slip-cast sculptures have been exhibited by the Crafts Council and sold internationally.

Her sculptural ceramics are suggestive of movement like a gestural brush stroke or scribble, or a snapshot of sparklers cutting through the air, a bold moment of joy captured in clay. Her work reinterprets the long-established ceramic process of slip-casting, subverting ideas surrounding mass production by creating one-off objects that endure.

Ally Powell Ceramics

She has guest lecturered at Nottingham Trent University, and her work has been featured in House Beautiful, Elle Decoration, and How to Spend it.