Josie Walter make once-fired slip-decorated earthernware for cooking and serving. Most of her wares are thrown on a momentum wheel, but she also slab builds dishes, spoon rests and other functional items. Most of her practice focuses on the every day use of studio pottery. Josie’s dishes and plates are mainly decorated with a variety of her favourite fruits and vegetables, such as peas, beetroot, leeks, pears and lemons, as well as fish and birds.
In 2002 Crowood Press published Josie’s book “Pots in the Kitchen”, the result of her MA in History of Ceramics at Staffordshire University, and teaching at University of Derby. In 1980 Josie spent six month in the Auverge, France, working at the Poterie du Don as a production thrower.
For the last twenty years Josie has worked in a purpose built workshop next to her house in Derbyshire, overlooking her vegetable garden and a wonderful view of the valley beyond.
Josie Walter is one of Design-Nations’ Fellows.