Lisa Slinn Ceramics

Lisa Slinn studied English at Birmingham University and taught in Birmingham schools. After suffering a brain trauma in a car crash Lisa found that her way to recovery was through creative practices. She spent a year at the Birmingham Institute for Art and Design studying constructed textiles and then went on to study at Staffordshire University specialising in ceramics. Through out this period the practice of drawing, designing and mastering skills in clay work enabled her to recover from trauma and to begin a new career as a ceramicist. 

From her studio in Lichfield, Staffordshire, Lisa Slinn creates highly decorative Majolica ware. Whilst the form may look familiar, with some pieces created from skip rescued moulds, her idiosyncratic line drawings and hand painted images have a distinctly contemporary feel. Each piece is individual and looks to studio pottery as her main influence. The uniqueness of her work lies with-in her consideration for traditional form and a meaningful interpretation of historical patterns and images.

With humour and a lightness of touch, her art is clearly defined by her love of clay and illustration. 




Staffordshire University, June 2014 

BA (hons) 3D Design: Crafts 

Birmingham Institute of Art & Design

Sept 2009 - June. 2010.   

Textile Design                                                                                                   

Birmingham University, 1996.

BA (hons) English



Top Drawer -London , Olympia

Earth and Fire International Ceramics Fair, Welbeck. 

MADE – Marylebone , London October 2018

LUSTRE – Nottingham November 2018.


Harrogate – British Craft Trade Fair

Earth and Fire International Ceramics Fair, Welbeck.

Lustre, Notts .

Guldhall Gallery, Stafford.


The Contemporary Craft Fair, Devon

MADE Bloomsbury, London

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Mancs

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, ‘Interventions’ collection.

Middleport Pottery ,Stoke On Trent, ‘makers @middleport ‘.


Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

La Terrahlia , St Quentin la Potterie, France 

Earth and Fire, Nottingham 

The Contemporary Craft Fair,  Bovey Tracey 

SOCK, Loughborough

Middleport Pottery Christmas Show , Stoke-On-Trent

Melborne Arts Trail, Derbyshire.

The Art Market, Holmfirth.


Staffordshire Graduates Show, The Potteries Museum

Graduate Degree Show, Staffordshire University

New Designers , London

Midland Potters Association, Barewall Gallery , Stoke.



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Lichfield, UK