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Faye Christian

Faye grew up on the Isle of Man and studied at Camberwell College of Art in London. After graduating with a BA in ceramics she couldn’t wait to get back to the Island to set up her own studio at the family farm, where she makes hand made tableware and decorative studio pottery.

Faye makes pieces that will slip into anybody’s home to enhance their food experience and works with local restaurants to create bespoke ceramics. ‘My work is based around throwing at the potter’s wheel, I adore the process and after many years I still find it thrilling to rapidly transform a ball of clay with only the spinning of the wheel, a little water and the movement of my hands.’

She enjoys the challenge of creating irregular forms from the symmetrical shapes that the wheel generates. Her work includes undulating plates decorated with prints of queenie shells to serve the local delicacies on and gaping fish heads to fill with salt for the table.

In 2014 she downed tools to spend time with her new son and is now marking the return to the studio by developing new glazes and shapes.

Faye offers lessons at the wheel from her studio for people to come and experience it for themselves.