Hello and a big welcome to Natasha Swan Ceramics- ran by me, Natasha Swan (with a little help from my pottery dog, Bamse, and my husband, Craig). We’re based in a little village called Islandmagee in Northern Ireland and really there’s no place we would rather be.
Natasha Swan Ceramics was launched in 2019 from my parents garage with a lot of dreams and a lack of money... but we all have to start somewhere and the free lunches were certainly a bonus! A big thank you to my local enterprise board who helped me get off my feet and see my pottery dreams, eventually, become a reality.
I practiced making a lot of bad pots and thankfully a few good ones between Ulster University Belfast and most importantly The Design and Craft Council of Ireland ‘Pottery Skills Course’ and after graduating moved back to Northern Ireland to work part time while setting up my own studio.
The craziness of Covid19 in 2020 brought a lot of changes to daily routines, mine included. The best change was taking the leap into self employed life and working full time under Natasha Swan Ceramics. Being a self employed maker can have it challenges but thanks to a year of amazing online support Natasha Swan Ceramics survived and bounced back with more creativity and bad videos than ever before.
Thank you everyone for making this journey a reality, I really couldn’t do it with out you. I hope that with every piece you can experience the joy of owning handmade, deeply loved, imperfect pottery. Pottery that is inspired by daily life and made to be used accordingly.
Best of wishes,