Ali Cooper is a ceramic artist who designs and makes functional homeware and jewellery from her studio in Hampshire.
Ali is inspired by the world around her and her experimental nature allows her to create unique one-off pieces which are created by hand, on her wheel or cast from one of her original pieces. She has a love of nature, vintage fairs and flea markets that all influence her work, which she describes as “functional, beautiful, feminine and strong, yet with a feeling of fragility.”
Ali likes to work in different mediums, but Porcelain is her passion as it is wonderful to work with and poses interesting challenges to her as a maker. Her pieces are high fired to 1280°C to create the pure white translucent finish and then decorated with precious gold and mother of pearl lustres which are then fired for a third time.
She also uses Parian, a self-glazing body from the Porcelain family which is ideal for jewellery as it is extremely strong and a wonderful weight when worn. Her jewellery, which is available at our sister gallery Cambridge Contemporary Crafts, is classic for everyday wear but elegant enough for that special occasion, and is complimented perfectly with Stirling silver and gold-filled chains and findings.
Ali’s work constantly evolves, and she is still amazed by the process of turning a ball of shapeless clay into a beautiful object to be used and enjoyed. She continues to experiment and push the boundaries, creating work which remains interesting, inspiring and bespoke.
The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £10 - £142.