Ian Rylatt, Potter

I was born and raised in Lincoln, and attended Lincoln College of Art. I then went onto Manchester Polytechnic, and have been a self employed potter since 1988.

All my pots are hand thrown and constructed pieces, fired in an electric kiln, generally to stoneware temperatures 1260°- 80°c. My work has always centred around the teapot. It is a form which has intrigued me since college, and has led me to make the things on this site.

I was a founding member of Harding House Gallery, begun in 1990, which is an art & craft cooperative in Lincoln. I remained a member until 2004 when I moved to Wales. Since then I have been a member of South wales potters. In 2010 I became a member of the Makers Guild of wales, where my work is exhibited, in its gallery, Craft in the Bay in Cardiff.

Ian’s work can be seen at these events:

  • Celebrating Ceramics, Waterperry Gardens, Oxford, 19 – 21 July 2019
  • ‘Potfest in the Park’, 26 – 28 July 2019
  • ‘Art in Clay’, Hatfield, 16 – 18 August 2019




Other Forms

Crop Circles

This series of pieces were developed for a group exhibition entitled ‘Super Bowls’. My inspiration came from the intersections of lines and circles which are found in crop circles.