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Bridget Drakeford

Bridget has been designing and making pottery since 1977. During her early years working in Scotland, Bridget Drakeford made domestic stoneware. She  now works in porcelain making thrown vessels which are classical in form. She uses reduction firings to produce both copper reds and celadons but also use an electric kiln for some glazes.

An early interest in oriental ceramics led her to develop her own style. From then on, she has worked exclusively in porcelain taking her inspiration from Eastern ceramics.

She makes a speciality of teapots, incorporating silver and wood in the detailed fittings. Other shapes include large vases, jugs, bottles and bowls. She researches and makes her own glazes based on traditional Chinese glazes.

Bridget Drakeford has been a prize winner at the Mashiko Ceramics Competition in Japan and at the World Ceramic Exposition in Korea. She won an Arts Council Award for an exhibition and study tour to Japan in 2005. She is a professional member of the Craft Potters Association and has exhibited widely at major venues throughout Britain and internationally.