Meet The Maker – Alex Allday


Alex is a Ceramic and Surface Pattern Designer who produces decorative ceramic wares with distinctive surface pattern details and qualities.


Inspired by the fusion of traditional patterns and styles, her work combines a variety of techniques and processes to create a diverse range of surface designs for decorative and commercial wares. Alex explores with producing interesting surface qualities and textures through etch, relief, glazes and screen-printing techniques; creating distinct pieces that have an emphasis on intricate detailing and composition.


All of Alex’s decorative wares are produced in a range of high quality ceramic bodies that each have on-glaze enamel surface transfers applied.


Alex is based at Middleport pottery in Stoke-on-Trent where The Great Pottery Throw down is filmed. She is part of the collective – Four Makers @ No.5 who have set up an open studio in one of the pottery’s creative business units, where Middleport’s visitors are able to watch them in action making and buy their finished work.


We are delighted to be showcasing a small range of Alex’s vessels for our Christmas At Heart exhibition which has launched and runs until January 8th.