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About me – Maria Murtagh

I made my first pot on the banks of the Clyde when I was eight and on holiday in Scotland. We had been digging up clay and messing about with it, making little bowls and cup shapes. We got very excited when we discovered a broken bit of flowerpot, which we convinced ourselves was a Roman relic!
As a child, I had also seen pots being made at Aylesford Priory in Kent and was totally transfixed by the sight of lumps of mud being turned into mugs and bowls. I still feel the same excitement today over 40 years later and have loved every step of my journey in clay. I make a range of stoneware fired domestic ware including jugs, mugs, bowls of all sizes, vases, plates and chargers and also one-off pieces for exhibitions and commissions. I produce bespoke pieces for weddings and celebrations and am happy to discuss any specific requirements. All my work is fired to between 1280 and 1300 and is food safe, ovenproof, microwave and dishwasher friendly and each piece is made with love to be used and enjoyed.
  • Thrown on a potters wheel
  • Each piece unique and individual
  • Glazed with high temperature stoneware glazes.
  • Microwave, oven and dishwasher proof