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Joanna Ling in her ceramics studio

About

Joanna Ling is a London based ceramicist designing and making from her garden studio.

 

She works with high-end stockists worldwide (current list below) as well as interior designers and private clients. Most of her ceramics are made to order and she loves working on special commissions and bespoke pieces - be it for a one of a kind birthday or wedding present or something for a particular space. Please contact her and she would be delighted to discuss further.

Joanna's clients include: National Portrait Gallery, Matches Fashion, The Newt in Somerset, Moda Operandi, The Edition 94, Birdie Fortescue, Sotheby's, Maison Estelle, Estelle Manor, The Lanesborough Hotel and Thyme England.

Her work has been featured in House & Garden, Homes & Gardens, Sunday Times Style Magazine, Grazia Casa, Evening Standard Magazine, Enki and Red, amongst others.

Visitors are most welcome to visit her studio by appointment. She also holds an Open Studio in May and November each year where seconds and samples are available for sale.

Process

In a world of mass production, Joanna feels it important to cherish the singular which is why every piece she creates is unique, considered and handmade. 

 

She particularly likes to include elements in her work that reflect something about the person they are for or the setting they will be in.

Sustainability is key to Joanna's process, including raw glazing her work with brush on glazes and recycling materials as much as possible.

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After working in the art world for over thirty years, where she was surrounded by beautiful objects on a daily basis, Joanna had a craving to create her own work. She had always been drawn to ceramics so it felt only natural to choose clay as her medium. 

As a child who grew up in the countryside, the fields and woods of England deeply imbue her work - be it in the forms her pieces take or the decorative elements she uses. 

Her designs tend towards minimalism and therefore look at home in most interiors.

 

Joanna ran the Cecil Beaton archive at Sotheby’s for many years and the photographer’s sense of style and designer’s eye have been a great inspiration for her ceramics. 

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Joanna Ling in the boardroom at Sotheby's with her handmade vase and Cecil Beaton photograph
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Current Stockists

A selection of Joanna's work is currently available through the following UK stockists:

The Newt in Somerset

The Edition 94

Thyme England

Glassette

Collagerie

Vigour & Skills

Sophie Breitmeyer

Osski Home

Katie Garland Designs

Lamp London

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