Luke Eastop Ceramics
Luke Eastop is a third generation ceramicist living and working out of his late grandfather's studio in Berkshire, England. When his grandfather, studio potter Geoffrey Eastop, passed away Luke left his job as a graphic designer and began to apply the precision and design sensibility that he had used in his work to an exploration of ceramics. Returning to the principles that captivated not only his grandfather but also his father, Luke experimented with the basic elements of form, function, and utility to craft a style at once handed down by family tradition, but with a modernity and simple, pared-down beauty that is all his own. Still using the stains, glaze recipes, wheel and kiln passed on to him, Luke hand throws elegant, utilitarian ceramic pieces in a unique palette of ethereal colors and graceful shapes.