Out of the blue are a small pottery based in Ipstones making hand thrown ceramics with contemporary designs. Living and working on the edge of the Peak District provides much of our inspiration. The latest collection looks to nature for ideas, gathering plants and seed heads to create contemporary surface pattern designs. The pieces are thrown and then decorated using traditional methods of hand painting and slip trailing, using a range of colours that reflect the flora and landscape of the Peak District. The work shows my love of surface pattern, whilst combining this with traditional thrown ceramics.