Bel Holland

Ceramic artist working with stoneware clays and glazes to throw vessels inspired by the natural landscape of the Peak District.


Bel produces handmade ceramic objects thrown on a potter’s wheel. Living and working in the Peak District National Park provides a constant pool of inspiration. From the elegant stately homes of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall, to the rolling hills and rocky landscapes of the Derbyshire Dales and Dark Peak moorland.

By using combinations of stoneware glazes, overlapping techniques and texture she produces simple landscapes and surfaces reminiscent of the Peak District. She brings these qualities into both functional and decorative pieces for the home.

Every piece is thrown and trimmed before being fired to bisque in the kiln at 1000 ºc. The pieces are then glazed and fired again to 1250ºc. The process can take up to 3 weeks and every item is produced in small batches, making them unique.

Photo Credit: Emma Croman