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

She creates small runs and one-of-a-kind ceramics from her home studio near Hitchin in Hertfordshire. Building each piece by hand, using coils and slabs before carefully illustrating each piece, she brings the characters from her imagination to life.

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 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’.


‘Dóttir’ translates as ‘daughter’ in Icelandic.

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