It is not surprising that Lisa Hammond has been described as the best
woman potter working in Britain at the moment. I would go further. I
would say that she is a prominent member of a very elite group of
perhaps ten potters who, irrespective of style, gender or genre, are at
the very top of a very competitive ladder. Hammond’s recent work exudes
the strength, style and finesse of a potter at the very peak of her
form. Classic yet somehow contemporary, crisply defined yet with a
softness of form and surface, Hammond’s pots carry with them a complete
“rightness” of orchestration that is the result of a thirty-year career
as a professional maker of pots for a domestic setting.
A potter’s perspective on being “the hunter and the hunted” in the collecting world, and what it really means to collect pots.