Inga Diener


Inga was taught by Desmond Clover for over three years and then she set up her own workshop in 1994.
Inga states: "My pots are meant to be used every day. They are a conscious effort to counteract mass produced industrial ware. I aim for a combination of elegance and usefulness influenced by oriental ware and choose decorations that suit the individual shape and style." Inga has used stoneware and has experimented with porcelain but is currently finding earthenware clay the best to work with. 
All pots are thrown on the wheel and fired in an electric kiln. She has developed a range of glazes for stoneware and uses slips to decorate earthenware. She often uses fluting, facetting and double-dipping to create special glaze-effects; also scraffito coloured with slips for more precise decorations, often based on Art Nouveau. Inga's work was featured in the Japanese lifestyle magazine “Mrs”,  edition November 2005, No. 616.She has sold her work during Open Studios, at Potfest in Penrith and in exhibitions organized by the Anglian Potters. 
Inga reveals that, "My cat is the final quality control. Pots that are rejected end up on the workshop floor with a gentle but decisive swish of the paw!"