James & Tilla Waters
Wheel-thrown domestic ware from Carmarthenshire
James and Tilla Waters set up their studio pottery in a beautiful part of rural Carmarthenshire in 2002. Here they have raised three daughters whilst continuously developing, evaluating and evolving their craft.
Having both trained separately in Fine Art, the couple met whilst apprenticed to studio potter Rupert Spira. Consequently, they draw on a rich heritage of ideas and techniques. Their collaboration is one of continuous critical enquiry, combining James’s making skills with Tilla’s love of design. The resulting work feels authentic and fresh.
Whereas William Morris was of the view that all objects in our homes should be either useful or beautiful, James and Tilla believe that they should be both. Meticulous care is taken to ensure that each piece performs its function impeccably with unquestionable style.