Cave Crafts is based in Hull but I’ve seen them recently at the Lincoln Makers Markets. Their pottery is based on ancient and Medieval designs, ranging from prehistoric-inspired pieces to Medieval, Norse and now (excitingly for me!) Ancient Egyptian pieces.
Cave Crafts was started by Andrew Ketley in 2014 as an outlet for his pottery creations and related services.
Andrew has been a lifelong maker and designer of things, starting, as many have before, with Airfix model kits and scrap wood. These days he produces highly individual thrown pottery in his workshop in East Yorkshire, England, also offering tuition on the wheel. He can be found at various festivals during the summer months, offering sales and ‘hands on’ sessions to festival goers – to date, Andrew estimates that he’s led over 500 individual sessions, with each of them resulting in a worthwhile piece – “Everyone has an innate drive and ability to create – teaching pottery throwing has shown me that the trick is to find the individual key to unlock it and then to give it direction”.
Andrew’s main inspiration for his pottery has been a childhood interest in the occult and a natural sympathy for ‘otherness’, together with his discovery of medieval pottery designs, but underneath all of this is his love for the natural world and its materials.
– from the Cave Crafts website
I’m lucky enough to see the pieces first hand at the Makers Markets but you can also find them on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/cavecraftshandmade
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CaveCraftsHandmade
Anyhow, here are some pics of Cave Crafts’ wares!
I love these quirky guys too:
The Egyptian pieces are new, and I was told there will be more designs forthcoming. Look at those Bes jars! I haven’t seen anything else like them and think they’re wonderful.
As a lover of all things Egyptian, but especially anything Amarna-related I couldn’t resist buying a beautiful lotus pattern pot… it makes a lovely tealight holder for my altar. As you can see, it gives out a lovely ambient light in the evening. I can thoroughly recommend Cave Crafts as the pieces are high quality, handmade and really rather beautiful.
*Note: I have not received anything to write this post. I love spreading the word for handmade and small-scale artisans, artists and creators.
Michelle G, Tamarisk, 2018