Home Thrown Studio is a stone throw from the sea at The Factory Studios in Boscombe.

I am a potter based in the south west of England on the Dorset coast, my inspiration comes from my love of the sea and coastal living.  Home Thrown ceramics are  playful, irregular and simple. Drawing on simplicity, organic shapes and textures influenced by Scandinavian design.

If you are interested in buying my wares or hiring for prop/food styling please don't hesitate to contact me.


My Story

Eight years ago I moved to Dorset the land of the Dinosaurs to teach Media Studies & Film Production at a local secondary school. At that time I had no idea that I would discover a new found love of all things mud. I took up an evening class in Ceramics and became fully obsessed after making my first failed coil pot. I was finding it hard to think about the lessons I had planned and found myself day dreaming about glazes. Five years later, I found The Factory Studios and Home Thrown Studio was established. I have been there two years now and my little business has steadily grown. In the summer of 2016 I decided to take the leap after eight years of teaching and jumped ship to give myself more time to dedicate to the mud; running workshops and making ceramics to sell at Artisan markets around the South West. 

If I'm not in the studio you will probably find me being beaten by the waves or getting lost in the forest or being chased by my thug of a Dachshund Waldo. The Portuguese cafe beside the studio is also a good place to look. I love visitors at the studio, so feel free to pop in and say hello! I have tea and biscuits (usually) 

Gem Mordle x