Meet the Maker: Eliza May Pottery
We are very excited to introduce our newest collection: Eliza May Pottery. From rustic bud vases and planters to versatile wine coolers and water jugs, each piece is inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement and the colours of the Cotswold hills where Eliza resides. Handmade in Eliza's home studio in the heart of the Cotswolds, every pot, bowl, jug and vase is completely unique and one-of-a-kind. We hope you love this collection just as much as we do!
About Eliza May
Eliza first discovered pottery whilst at school, where she enjoyed both GCSE and A-Level ceramics. She then moved on to complete a foundation art course at Bristol School of Art and Design, honing her skills and developing her passion for the craft.
Whilst bringing up her young family, Eliza followed a different career path. However, once her children were a little bit older, she was drawn to pottery again and decided to return to her creative passion.
When a ceramicist at a local market kindly offered Eliza his studio to practice, her passion for pottery was reignited. Eliza refurbished a small derelict barn at the bottom of her garden and transformed it into a bright studio, perfect for her pottery creations. It is from this magical space in the heart of the Cotswolds that Eliza finds her inspiration and creates her beautiful pieces.
Eliza May in her studio
Eliza May Pottery
Eliza May Pottery was founded in 2018, born from a love of the Cotswolds and a passion for the craft. Eliza now creates bespoke tableware for restaurants, unique display vessels for florists and naturally scented candle giftware, as well as beautiful pieces for your own home. Each piece is handmade by Eliza on her pottery wheel in her home studio, ensuring every pot, bowl, jug and vase is completely unique and one-of-a-kind.
About the Collection
Inspired by the organic shapes and neutral tones of the Cotswolds, Eliza's pieces evoke feelings of calmness and serenity. Each piece is timeless and multi-functional, ensuring they can be used over and over again.
"I feel everything I make needs to have a dual purpose and can be used again and again. Like the cappuccino cup and macchiato cup being pots for a plant or a cup to drink from, the jugs being used as vases, the tall straight sided vase as a wine cooler."
- Eliza May
Here at Cotswold Grey, we are so excited to have Eliza's pottery in our shop. We love working with local and independent suppliers and we couldn't be more excited to stock Eliza May Pottery. Unique, versatile and timeless, we think you will love this collection just as much as we do.
Discover the full collection of Eliza May Pottery here - from bud vases and planters to wine coolers and large bowls, there is something for every home or occasion.