Dóttir Studio is the work of UK based artist and maker, Jess King.

She creates small batches and one-of-a-kind ceramics from her home studio near Hitchin in Hertfordshire. 

Pieces are either thrown on the potters wheel or hand-built; using coils and slabs. Her work is highly illustrated, reflecting her earlier career experience and training as an illustrator. 

Taking inspiration from nature and storytelling, she creates whimsical ceramic curiosities that are embodied with a playful sense of narrative, reminiscent of a childhood memory or favourite storybook. 

Jess originally studied MA Illustration at the University of Brighton. Upon graduation, she worked in the world of commercial surface pattern design for many years, but after the birth of her daughter and the life change that brought, she sought a return to her independent art practice and so began ‘Dóttir Studio’.

Jess has since been studying ceramics at City Lit in London and continues to do so.

 

‘Dóttir’ translates as ‘daughter’ in Icelandic.

Iceland is a special place close to my heart…it’s where magic exists.