Blake Clay ceramics is handmade by Rhianna Blake in Sydney, Australia.
She makes wheel thrown and hand built forms with a focus on function and tactility, creating beautiful one-of-a-kind contemporary ceramics that can be used and enjoyed every day. Rhianna enjoys the contrast between the two methods - wheel throwing is more precise and measured whilst hand building allows freedom to create more complex and sculptural silhouettes.
Rhianna has obtained a Bachelor of Art Education from the University of NSW, College of Fine Arts with a fine arts major in Sculpture, Performance and Installation. As well as making ceramics in her home studio in Leichhardt NSW, she teaches an array of art mediums including ceramics to high school students in Sydney's Inner West.
All Blake Clay ceramics are made with careful consideration of form and function and are made in a variety of clay bodies such as terracotta, stoneware and porcelain. Glazes are created and tested to accentuate the work in unique and subtle colour palettes.
"I enjoy the process of making and using the earthy elements to make something substantial. For me, its not about production, its about slowing down and creating simple and refined forms that can be appreciated and used in everyday life."
Rhianna Blake - Blake Clay
All Blake Clay pieces are handmade and as such every piece is unique or from a very limited series. When ordering quantities of any piece they will look lovely together but they will not be identical. That is the beauty of handmade ceramics.