Fascinated with pots from a young age, Lisa consolidated her training in studio pottery in Medway, Kent. She set up Greenwich Pottery Workshop in 1980 alongside teaching at Goldsmiths College for some thirteen years, where committed students and staff helped her to pioneer the use of soda glaze in the UK.
Lisa's work embraces the extensive range of thrown functional ware for the preparation, cooking and serving of food. It is immensely important to her that this work is used in daily life. Alongside her functional ware she has always made a range of work that is more individual and playful. The development of these pieces is a result of the time Lisa spent in Japan, making, firing, and exhibiting. Her forms are strong, fluid and understated and are intended to retain a suggestion of the soft plasticity of the clay.
‘Alongside exploring new forms in my pots, it’s the nature of the firing process and its variability that keeps me focused and driven to develop new work after forty years.’ - Lisa Hammond, 2016
Large Tsubo2016Poured white Shino and ash runs on black clayH:40cm W:32cm£1450
Mizusashi (water jar)2016Poured white Shino on black clayH:15cm W:16cm£350
Carved Pouring Bowls2016Lichen glaze on red clay and white crackle glaze on black clayH:9-9.5cm W:16-16.5cm£220 each
Tall Leaning Jug2016Lichen glaze on red clayH:25cm W:15cm D:9cm£250
Chawans2016H:8-10cm W:10.5-12cm£300 (left sold), £250 (middle), £300 (right)
Yunomi Cups2017Red Shino, white crackle glaze, lichen glazeH:9cm W:8cm£110 each (left & middle sold)
Sake Set2017Faceted red shino with matching cupH:13.5cm W:8cm£275
Medium Tsubo2017Stoneware, finger wiped red shino glazeH:30cm W:26cmSold