The new deVOL Ceramics Studio

23rd July 2021

By Collette Black

A few weeks ago our brilliant ceramics team packed up all their gear and moved to a brand new studio. We loved our little outbuilding at Cotes Mill but this new space is such an exciting opportunity for more kilns, more moulds, more extraordinary makers and more ideas! We already have so many exciting things in the pipeline!

A lovely bunch of the prettiest shades, the ever-expanding deVOL lighting collection.


Experimenting with an exciting addition at the new deVOL ceramics studio.


Most recently, you may have spotted our new creamware shades. We’ve been wanting to add some wall lights to our collection for such a long time so we were so happy (and quite relieved) to see how much everyone loved them, phew!! The magic of these lights is the subtle crazing. It’s those little lines you see in certain lights that make something look timeworn. New but old, it’s a style we have fallen in love with and one that our makers have become so good at recreating in a really authentic and beautiful way. It looks like everyone else has become quite taken with them too, we now have a whole room solely dedicated to casting creamware shades!!

The new Mini Creamware Wall Light, our latest addition to the collection.


A whole room for crackle and creamware shades, this is so exciting to see!!


Don’t worry, there’s plenty of room for our pretty porcelain pendants too. Here’s Ellie slipcasting our frilly pleat lights in the new studio. It’s a fascinating process that involves pouring porcelain slip into moulds designed by our team. They are then drained and the remaining layer of slip is left to harden before we cut off the excess clay and fettle the edges, ready for firing. These delicate lights are left unglazed so they are milky white in the day and you get that sumptuous warm glow as the sun goes down.

Our super talented ceramicist, Ellie, getting ready to slipcast some large pleat porcelain lights.


These lights are now all skillfully cast in moulds designed by our brilliant team.


The mould is drained just at the right time to ensure the shade is the perfect size.


To let you in on a little secret, we have even more lights coming out so watch this space!! We also have another very exciting new design launching very soon. Our founder and director, Paul, says they are his favourite thing we have ever made in our ceramics studio in over 4 years!! We’re still working out the kinks, it’s not easy to get them perfect but that’s the whole point!

A peek at a brand new deVOL product,… now just imagine it with the most beautiful coloured glaze!!


Our Ceramics Studio Manager, Claire, has spent months perfecting this new collection.


Not long to go now… we promise they’ll be worth the wait!


We will make sure to update you as soon as we hear more but in the meantime, do let us know if you have any questions and don’t forget, you can now check out all of these beautiful handmade accessories on our new online shop – happy browsing!