Bridget Drakeford has
been designing and making pottery since 1977.
During the early years in Scotland she made domestic stoneware, but now
works exclusively in porcelain using both reduction and oxidised firings.
She has been a prize-winner at the Mashiko Ceramics Competition in Japan in
2000, and at the World Ceramic Exposition in Korea in 2001. She is a
professional member of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain and
has exhibited widely at major venues throughout Britain and Internationally.
Upper Buckenhill Farmhouse,
Hereford HR1 4PU
Bridget's influences come principally from the classical forms of European
and Oriental ceramics.
Inspired by museum collections and the work of contemporary artists such as
Lucie Rie and Geoffrey Whiting, Bridget has reached the point where, secure
in her shapes and production concepts, she can now explore the minutest of
Her elegant and functional shapes are enhanced by the subtle use of glazes,
the addition of silver clasps and attachments (made by a jeweller friend)
and the use of decorative wooden handles on some of her pieces.