Ceramic Designer. Based in the region of Ghent, Belgium.
After 4 years of learning and developing ceramics in London, Olivia moved back to Belgium where she wanted to share her love for ceramics and the calming process of pottery. This is why in 2019, she founded a ceramic studio, Olivia Joseph Studio where you can learn the basics of pottery through a variety of weekly classes and workshops. It is a cosy space where your learn to create pots both thrown on the wheel or built by hand. The studio is a small barn on the countryside of Schelderode with the focus on small groups to guarantee an individual learning approach. Recently the studio has also become an open access studio, open for members every Thursday. This is a great opportunity for people with a first pottery experience that want to gain access to the studio and the materials so you can continue to develop your pottery skills.
Olivia also creates her own collection of ceramic pieces under the name of Olivia Joseph Ceramics. Her ceramics comprise rustic decorative pieces while honouring the clay's earthy character. Her work is inspired by natural worn away materials in combination with light peaceful colours of nature and its landscapes, reflected in the use of clay bodies, textures and glazings.
Olivia focuses on the creation of minimal pieces, embracing simplicity and imperfection. All pieces are handmade by the maker herself and as such, unique in its kind. All the while, the makers' touch is present in all creations and hopefully will be felt in your hands and surroundings.
Photo by JCD Photography