Diana Kazemi
Functional pots in both fine porcelain and sturdy stoneware, decorated with simple but rich glazes. Also a small range of porcelain jewellery.
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Although I have been based in Cambridge for a number of years, my interest in ceramics began as a teenager at St Christopher School, Letchworth where I was lucky enough to be taught by the very enthusiastic potter and teacher, Chile Eagar. The enthusiasm that Chile engendered in her students led me, a few years later, to attend a number of evening classes in Sydney, Australia before going on to complete a three year course in ceramics in Hobart, Tasmania in the mid-1980’s.

During numerous visits to the Middle East, I was also inspired by the beautifully elegant forms of the ceramics, glasswork and metalwork and the wonderful glaze colours that are used in many Middle Eastern countries. These shapes and colours still influence much of the work I do today. I limit the decoration on most of my pots to the use of different glazes which, I hope, accentuate the shape of the pieces.

The majority of my work is done on the wheel and is functional. I use both porcelain and stoneware clays and also make a small range of ceramic jewellery (not shown at this exhibition). 

I have exhibited with Anglian Potters, The Old Fire Engine House, Ely, and The Locker Cafe, Cambridge