Alison Lousada

Maker's story

Alison Lousada creates raw and elegant stoneware vessels, inspired by African and Japanese ceramics and Icelandic landscapes. Following a successful 15 year career designing printed textiles for Stella McCartney and Clements Ribeiro, her passion for ceramics grew from ‘anti fashion therapy’ to a full time profession under the guiding eye of Nicola Tassie. In 2016 Alison set up her ceramics studio to develop her practice of coarse textured stoneware vessels further.


Each unique vessel goes through multiple firings to build up layers that react in the kiln, every raw edge, brush mark, splash and imperfection is left to show the mark of the maker. Alison often revisits older pieces to add new layers, using different materials to change their appearance. She likens this layering process to the way a painter might paint over a canvas to create new work.


Explore a collection of hand made ceramic table lamps by Alison Lousada.