Ali Hewson makes ceramic tableware and vessels inspired by 17th century domestic objects, along with traditional handwriting studies and repeated motifs. Each piece is made individually, either painted or slip trailed, from her studio in Norwich. Inspired by English slipware, her work applies traditional techniques to contemporary forms. Materials lead Ali’s refined colour palette. Iron and cobalt oxides give browns, black, and blue, paired with the warm natural colours of iron-heavy and white stoneware clays sourced from within the UK. Ali makes small batches of slip from recycled clay, which are then carefully coloured with oxides before use.