Ellen Hayward is a ceramicist based in Whitstable on the East Kent Coast.

With a background in textile design, she likes to think of her work as 3-dimensional prints and uses techniques including brush work and sgraffito to achieve a bold, graphic quality to her pieces. 

Each design is originally created out of hand thrown forms made on the potters wheel, with just a few small details being modelled on later. These forms are then made into final products with the very best being used to make her own handmade plaster moulds for slip casting in small batches. All decoration is applied by hand to give each piece its own unique character.