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About Vanessa Bean

I am a graphic designer by profession and a maker of things by nature. The name Vanessa Bean is a combination of my given name (Vanessa) and childhood nickname (Bean).

I discovered ceramics a few years ago and it has become the perfect medium for me to bring together my passion for design and craft.

I have always loved figurative sculpture so can't help giving everyday functional items a personality whether it is human or animal or a combination of the two.

I love colour!

I use a simple, decorative and graphic approach to my pieces and I purpose glaze selected elements to highlight the contrast between matt and gloss.

I am driven to make things that make me happy and hope that in doing so, I bring a little joy into people’s homes and make them smile.

Vanessa Holle