Welcome to my studio! My name is Owen Rees, and I'm a ceramicist based in South Wales. During my time studying both my undergraduate and masters degree I explored the weird and wonderful world of ceramics and developed a keen interest in clay as a material.
In 2022 I completed my Masters in ceramics at Arts University Plymouth, where I furthered my specialist knowledge and skills within the realm of ceramic 3D printing and the merger of traditional craft practices with contemporary digital fabrication.
My playful and exploratory approach combined with my love of nature and interest in technology helped me develop a wide range of styles and methods of production, as well my own personal brand: 'OwenMakes.'
I operate out of my small workshop in South Wales, lovingly creating the many weird and wonderful things found in my online shop here on Owenmakes.co.uk. Everything that I have is one off, original and entirely made by me from start to finish.
Please feel free to take a look at my work, and get in contact with any questions, queries or commissions.
As a designer and maker, I feel we all have the responsibility to work towards a greener future, minimising the impact that our work has on the environment and the world around us. This is why I have signed the Green Maker Initiative pledge to work towards reducing the environmental impact of my making practice.
I follow a range of protocols to keep my practice as sustainable as possible, such as: Minimising my electricity use, sourcing from sustainable sources, recycling clay, glazes and other materials at every available opportunity, not firing my clay experiments and only firing when the kiln is full, to name a few. If you are a fellow potter, you can find more about how to make your practice more sustainable here. To find out more about the Green Maker Initiative pledge, click the logo to the left.