Lydia Collings is a ceramic artist who specialises in raku and smoke firing techniques.

Originally she studied Political Sciences and English literature and later specialised in language teaching.

Lydia began her journey with clay in 1995. She says: “I was a complete novice.”

In the summer of 1997, she attended her first workshop in Florence with the British sculptor Mo Jupp. He was a key influence in Lydia’s career as he encouraged her to start exhibiting her work.

Since then, she attended several workshops in the UK and Europe with internationally renowned ceramicists.

In 2000, she set up her own studio in Cambridgeshire and has since been exhibiting in the UK.

In 2010 she obtained a BA degree in Ceramic Design from Glasgow School of Art.

She is a member of Anglian Potters and Cambridge Open Studios.

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