“I adore functional studio pottery. I love making it, using it and looking at it.
I make wheel thrown pottery from my home studio in the company of my two cats Peanut and Butter.
The design of my pottery evolves naturally over time, The form and decoration are carefully considered, based on comfort for use.
Each pot is hand made from start to finish by myself; I mix and wedge the clay, weigh, throw, trim, carve, and paint them. Each pot is fired in the kiln twice. Each piece is different from the last. They have their own lives through the making process before being sent out into the world to be used and admired. The things we live with should be objects that keep giving – the pots that feed us.”
Robyn Cove received her BA(hons) Ceramics from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2008 and has been working in the field of ceramics ever since. She displays her work in shows, galleries, exhibitions and retail locations within the UK and internationally. She has lived in South West Scotland, the Isle of Skye, Yorkshire, and is now based in Cardiff, Wales, UK. Her pottery captures a rustic warmth with full forms and contemporary surface designs.
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Robyn Cove is a Selected Maker on Craft & Design and you can view her page here. She is also a member of South Wales Potters, click here for her profile page. Robyn is also an Associate Member of the Craft Potters Association (CPA).
“I have a special interest in teaware. I make a range of teapots in various styles and sizes.
Tea has been a daily routine since I can remember When I was young my mother would drink two pots of tea before she started the day. Each person in the household had their own preference to what tea they would drink and so many pots would arrive on big trays.
For me a teapot is a symbol for sharing, an object that carries memories of family, birthdays and feasts.
Nowadays I find I have many different teapots for different teas and these have cups that fit with the pot either for volume, decoration or associated comfort. Matching or otherwise you can’t have a teapot without a cup.”