About Me - Katy O'Neil Handmade Ceramics and Ceramic Jewellery

 

 

I have been working with clay for over 20 years now and have enjoyed every moment with this versatile and exciting material. Since taking the plunge to be a full time ceramicist 5 years ago my business has flourished, with each year providing more exciting opportunities. I exhibit every year at the prestigious British Craft Trade Fair and I now have galleries and shops stocking my work throughout the UK - this list is expanding all the time! In the Summer months and during the run up to Christmas, I hit the road, and can be found at the leading Craft and Ceramics fairs around the country. Keep an eye on my Events Page to keep updated and to see if I’m going to be near you.

I am based in Lancashire and in my studio I create contemporary ceramic vessels, bowls and wall pieces, as well as a range of handmade ceramic jewellery. My ceramics are decorated with slips before being impressed with marks which are inspired by photographs taken whilst travelling extensively.  I use splashes of colour to highlight the texture and mark making before firing to stoneware.  Each piece is unique and is slab built with black clay, and are, for me, a celebration of form, material and mark making. The vessels will happily hold water if required.

My jewellery range is designed to be affordable and for everyday wear, whilst being distinctively handmade. All my pieces are created from black vulcan clay, finest black onyx or white porcelain. They are high fired for both strength and durability. The designs on the pieces are created by impressing the clay before being decorated with oxides, slips and glazes. My extensive range of stud earrings, in sizes tiny to large, are designed to provide a pop of colour to compliment your favourite item of clothing.

All the marks made on my work are created with man-made objects such as screws and nails found on the street, or from parts of circuit boards salvaged from abandoned electrical goods.  This way of impressing marks into clay is a reflection of my long-held fascination with the concept of future fossils and how the throw away nature of modern life affects the land.

I hope you enjoy viewing and hopefully purchasing my work as much as I love making and developing it.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch and if you’d like to be kept informed about new work, future events or special, offers please sign up to my newsletter or follow me on Facebook or Instagram (I promise I don’t do an overwhelming amount of updates!)

Enjoy!

Katy x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Size Chart - Katy O'Neil Handmade Ceramic Jewellery

Katy O’Neil Handmade Ceramic Jewellery Sizing Chart

Please note that all sizes are approximate due the individually handmade nature of the pieces.

Wrap Pots

All sizes are indicated within the product description

Bowls

All sizes are indicated within the product description

Wall Plaques

All sizes are indicated within the product description

Pendants

Shape

Small

Medium

Large

 

 

Round

23mm diameter

30mm diameter

40mm diameter

 

 

Oblong

15mm x 30mm

22mm x 40 mm

32mm x 44mm

 

 

Square

22mm x 22mm

30mm x 30mm

40mm x 40mm

 

Earrings

Shape

Tiny

Small

Medium

Large

 

Round

6mm diameter

9mm diameter

12mm diameter

14mm diameter

 

Square

6mm x 6mm

9mm x 9mm

12mm x 12mm

14mm x 14mm

Drop Earrings

The earloop and ceramic drop is approximately 55mm in length in total.

Bangles

Shape

All

 

 

 

 

Oblong

Expandable wrist

 

 

 

 

Square

Expandable wrist

 

 

 

Brooches

All are square – 37mm x 37mm


To give an idea of scales, four sizes of earrings are pictured with a five pence piece. (Apologies to non-UK customers!) Earring sizes

HELLO!

I'm taking a short break and will be back very soon!

I'm sorry but
anything purchased at the moment cannot be posted until
Saturday 2nd October

After a very busy couple of shows my stock levels are a little low but if there is something specific you would like that might be sold out or not on the website please email me at katy@katyoneil.com. 

Thank you, take care, Katy x