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About Robyn

“I adore functional studio pottery.

I love making it, using it and looking at it.

I make wheel thrown pottery from my home studio in the company of my two cats Peanut and Butter. 

The design of my pottery evolves naturally over time, The form and decoration are carefully considered, based on comfort for use. 

Each pot is hand made from start to finish by myself; I mix and wedge the clay, weigh, throw, trim, carve, and paint them. Each pot is fired in the kiln twice. Each piece is different from the last. They have their own lives through the making process before being sent out into the world to live on in new homes. The things we live with should be objects that keep giving – the pots that feed us.”

Robyn Cove received her BA(hons) Ceramics from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2008 and has been working in the field of ceramics ever since.

She displays her work in shows, galleries, exhibitions and retail locations within the UK and internationally.

She has lived in South West Scotland, the Isle of Skye, Yorkshire, and is now based in Cardiff, Wales, UK.

Her pottery captures a rustic warmth with full forms and contemporary surface designs.

Robyn is a member of South Wales Potters, click here for her profile page.

“I also make large coil built pots, these are made by hand rolling clay coils, attaching and blending them together with my fingers and metal tools, then thinning, condensing and strengthening the walls of the pot with a paddle. This technique is slow pace and methodical, I allow the pots to develop as I work on them, rather than having a complete plan when I begin making.

Alongside my thrown pottery I am making more and more of this handbuilt work, although not available in my Etsy shop you can find the occasional image on my Instagram feed. Contact me directly if you would like to see more of these.”