About Us

Hello from the Dappled Sky Duo!

Dappled Sky is a small limited company owned by Deborah and Paul … happily creating artwork and ceramic handmade products decorated with colourful glazes, gold and platinum lustres too.  Work also extends to occasional original and limited-edition lino prints, drawings and paintings.in various media.

Born and bred in Stoke-on-Trent, England – The historic home of The Potteries. The birthplace of the UK ceramics industry born from pioneers such as Josiah Wedgwood, Minton, Royal Doulton, Moorcroft, Clarice Cliffe and many other famous famous pottery names – a land with a rich heritage of canals, potbanks, pits, punk, rock and pop stars (Discharge, Lemmy, Slash and Robbie Williams!) and more recently the television host location for the Great Pottery Throw Down.

Stoke on Trent is a city yet Dappled Sky lies on the edge, looking out to a rural landscape. Making modern day ceramics inspired by the surroundings, fuelled by constant music or audiobooks playing in the studio, lots of long distance cycling whenever possible – all topped off with a sense of feline fun.

Together Paul and Deborah are creating handmade, limited edition items and one-off personalised pieces for the home.

Paul has a lifetime ceramics skills and wealth of experience in the local potbanks since leaving school in the 1980’s . He has been making items for a wide variety of clients and well known names such as Beswick and more currently Mai Accents.

Meanwhile Deborah draws on her fashion and theatre background from living in London in the 90’s, where she trained at St Martins School of Art in Fashion Design and then moved into theatre and community arts.

Everything is made with attention to detail – hand made, fired in small batches, with limited edition collections or as one-of-a-kind pieces, and also ranges produced as commissions and collaborations.

The full range of latest work is available in the online shop ( see the website menu ) at events and select UK stockists.

Upcoming contemporary crafts fairs and exhibitions and other events are always listed on the Events page and announced through social media.

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