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Gemma Orkin Ceramics

Gemma Orkin Ceramics

Gemma comes from a family of artists in South Africa, and has been doing ceramics for 30 years with a degree in fine arts majoring in print-making. Gemma makes functional and semi-functional high-fired stoneware.

Gemma has always been drawn to the old-fashioned charm of ceramics, the creamy glazes, traditional functional forms and the fact that ceramics speak for themselves. They are uncomplicated, timeless and beautiful. She has a love of nature and the effortless balance of colour and design and has always focussed mainly on birds and flowers.

All Gemma’s work is handmade by her and her two assistants and all exclusively hand painted by Gemma. Each piece is built up with coils, shaped, allowed to dry and then painted with colour and illustrated. Then the 4 day firing process starts.

We are absolutely delighted that Gemma has created a stunning bespoke Cotswold range exclusively for Mooch. There are so many one off items and individual designs making many products totally exclusive. Due to the hand made nature of Gemma’s work no two items are ever the same, we love this and it adds to the charm and story of her products. 

Gemma’s beautiful ceramics are available in store now.