FOUNDER OF RAAZ POTTERY
My name is Razieh and I’m a psychologist, artist, creator and teacher, originally from Iran. I have practiced my core modalities of ceramics, painting and mixed media for over 20 years.
I do all the processes behind making my products myself, including the design, the preparation of the clay and the firing and glazing. I love to explore new styles, techniques and motifs in my work, which spans fine artwork, homeware and jewellery. Pottery is particularly exciting to me because I am in love with the moment I open the kiln to see how mixing different tints with different pigments and firing can produce new and unanticipated results! I am inspired by ancient pottery and cave paintings, and I hand mix glazes made from copper, iron, magnesium and other natural dyes. Using these ancient techniques and creating durable artworks is my contribution to our shared creative heritage.
I am also a pottery teacher and I run group & 1-1 classes for adults and children.