cambridge contemporary crafts

Ali Cooper

Ali Cooper is a ceramic artist who designs and makes functional homewares and jewellery from her studio in Hampshire.

Ali is inspired by the world around her and her experimental nature allows her to create unique one-off pieces which are created by hand, on her wheel or cast from one of her original pieces. She has a love of nature, vintage fairs and flea markets that all influence her work, which she describes as “functional, beautiful, feminine and strong, yet with a feeling of fragility.”

Ali likes to work in different mediums, but Porcelain is her passion as it is wonderful to work with and poses interesting challenges to her as a maker. Her pieces are high fired to 1280°C to create the pure white translucent finish and then decorated with precious gold and mother of pearl lustres which are then fired for a third time.

She also uses Parian, a self-glazing body from the Porcelain family which is ideal for jewellery as it is extremely strong and a wonderful weight when worn. Her jewellery, which is classic for everyday wear but elegant enough for that special occasion is complimented perfectly with Sterling silver and gold-filled chains and findings.

Ali’s work constantly evolves, and she is still amazed by the process of turning a ball of shapeless clay into a beautiful object to be used and enjoyed. She continues to experiment and push the boundaries, creating work which remains interesting, inspiring and bespoke.

 

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgecrafts.co.uk or call us on 01223 361200 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £44-£120.


 Circle Hoop Earrings with Hearts  Parian, 24ct Gold Lustre, Sterling Silver  £66

Circle Hoop Earrings with Hearts

Parian, 24ct Gold Lustre, Sterling Silver

£66

 Shell Hoop Earrings  Parian, Sterling Silver  £66

Shell Hoop Earrings

Parian, Sterling Silver

£66

 Round Pendant with Star  Parian, 24ct Gold Lustre, Gold Filled  £96

Round Pendant with Star

Parian, 24ct Gold Lustre, Gold Filled

£96

 Heart with House Imprint Pendant  Parian, 24ct Gold Lustre, Gold Filled  £96

Heart with House Imprint Pendant

Parian, 24ct Gold Lustre, Gold Filled

£96

 Mother of Pearl & Gold Bespoke Jewellery

Mother of Pearl & Gold Bespoke Jewellery

 Circle Hoop Earrings with Dove  Parian, Sterling Silver  £66

Circle Hoop Earrings with Dove

Parian, Sterling Silver

£66

 Circle Stud Earrings  Porcelain, 24ct Gold Lustre, Gold Filled  £44

Circle Stud Earrings

Porcelain, 24ct Gold Lustre, Gold Filled

£44

 Swallow Studs  Parian, 24ct Gold Lustre, Gold Filled  £79

Swallow Studs

Parian, 24ct Gold Lustre, Gold Filled

£79

 Rabbit Pendant  Parian, 24ct Gold Lustre, Gold Filled  £98

Rabbit Pendant

Parian, 24ct Gold Lustre, Gold Filled

£98

 Gold Lustred Brooches

Gold Lustred Brooches

 Star Hoop Earrings  Parian, 24ct Gold Lustre, Sterling Silver  £66

Star Hoop Earrings

Parian, 24ct Gold Lustre, Sterling Silver

£66

 Circle Hoop Earrings with Swallows  Parian, 24ct Gold Lustre, Sterling Silver  £66

Circle Hoop Earrings with Swallows

Parian, 24ct Gold Lustre, Sterling Silver

£66

 Swallow Pendant & Star  Porcelain, Pearl Lustre, Sterling Silver  £85

Swallow Pendant & Star

Porcelain, Pearl Lustre, Sterling Silver

£85

 Mother of Pear Bird Pendant  Porcelain, Pearl Lustre, Gold Filled  £120

Mother of Pear Bird Pendant

Porcelain, Pearl Lustre, Gold Filled

£120