cambridge contemporary art

Jacqui Ramrayka

“I am a ceramicist with a love of the vessel in its many forms- the idea of containment fascinates and continually challenges me.

Although I began my ceramics journey as a hand builder, I found throwing on the wheel suited my exploration better. As well as natural and urban landscapes, I find inspiration in the seemingly random and mundane, found objects that suggest a fragment of a story; these things also inform my colour palette.

I work primarily with porcelain as it has the right qualities to support the finishes I want to achieve and explore. The surfaces of my vessels are used as a way to express a narrative and achieve a patina of depth and variety; surfaces are gradually built through layering glazes and multi firing, ensuring each piece is unique. They are used as a canvas to investigate the myriad combinations of texture and colour.”

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available.