MEET THE TEAM
Your Teachers and Fellow Artists
The team at Aberdeen Ceramics Studio is made up of experienced and talented artists who love teaching and mentoring others. Get to know the people who lead Aberdeen Ceramics Studio. Our team is an unbelievable source of information and we are ready to speak with you regarding our events, activities and classes.
Ceramics and Illustration
Aimee Morris is a visual and socially engaged artist based in Aberdeen. She works in Ceramics and Collage, her work exploring narratives within communities. Her current works centre around bathing, our relationship with water and our emotions. She is fascinated by water; from its properties to its ability to heal, calm and inspire. Her ceramics are hand-built, involving a combination of pinching, coiling and slab building.
AJ crafts a mix of wheel-thrown and hand-built pieces. AJ enjoys exploring the novel side of ceramics through their fun ‘blob’ series of decorative one-off characters. These creatures are inspired by AJ's love for illustration and collecting rocks as a child. Alongside their series of small ornamental
figurines, AJ fuses fun with function in their series of blob crockery which includes blob mugs, bowls, plant pots and more! Recently they have begun pushing their sculpting skills to produce larger forms in a series of dinosaur blobs which showcase bright colours and goofy expressions.
Amy Benzie is a ceramic maker and creative facilitator based in Torry. Her curiosity lies in the alchemy of glaze chemistry and atmospheric firing. The element of spontaneity that comes from working with her materials and the exchanges between art and science greatly inspire the otherworldly forms and textures of her work.
Ceramics and Jewellery
Celda Mae's love for narrative design and femininity is shown in both their jewellery and ceramic designs. Their true passion lies in storytelling through an object and being able to express a serious message with a light-hearted and kitsch aesthetic.
Alongside stone-setting techniques, and colourful statement pieces, Celda has recently been taking silver to its limits through melting and fusing to create uniquely textured pieces of jewellery. Within her ceramic work she has been creating cute and kitsch animal ornaments with hand-built flower crowns finished with gold lustre. This idea was developed from exploring themes of toxic masculinity.
KEVIN ANDREW MORRIS
The physical and cultural landscape and environment he finds himself in is important to his current work and development. Based in Aberdeen he is often referred to as a ‘Nomadic Ceramicist’ exhibiting his work nationally and internationally as well as working with a range of artists, institutions and on various public projects. Initially motivated by an investigation of his own family heritage and material culture his recent work engages with concepts of craft, material, and place. Making narrative work that considers traditional and contemporary practice as well our collective connections to heritage and tradition, through slip casting and atmospheric firing.
Matthew Wilcock is a highly skilled ceramicist with a particular passion for teaching. His artistry is deeply influenced by his interests in British studio pottery, the arts and crafts movement, and the relationship between Japanese ceramics and the wider world of ceramics.
In his work, Matthew seeks to create pieces that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also serve a functional purpose. He strives to balance form and function, often incorporating elements of nature into his pieces to create a sense of harmony and balance.