James and Tilla Waters
BOX GALLERY, | 08/05/2017 : 04/06/2017
James and Tilla met each other during their apprenticeships to the potter Rupert Spira in Shropshire in the late nineties. In 2002 they set up their workshop in Carmarthenshire where they live with their three daughters. They both have degrees in Painting (James from The Slade and Tilla from Bath) and value that background for the greater understanding of form, colour and materials it has given them in making pots. They believe passionately in the importance of functionality; simply being hand-made is not enough but when an object is well made and a joy to use it can become a cherished possession and make an enriching contribution to daily life. Their working roles are many and complex but in summary, James makes and Tilla designs. They won the Wesley-Barrell Craft Awards (Vessels for Interiors) in 2011 and The Homes and Gardens Design Awards (Ceramics and Glass) in 2013.