Angie Thirkell: Ceramic Designer/Maker

Angie Thirkell was born on a farm in Zimbabwe, and spent her childhood at boarding school in Harare.

In 1982 she graduated with a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town, then spent the next 15 years working in IT in Cape Town, London & Philadelphia. Her travels also included working and living in France.

Once her children were older and settled at school, she decided to go back to University to study Ceramics, graduating with a BA(Hons) from Buckinghamshire New University in 2011.

After a number of years teaching ceramics, in 2017 she was accepted at Central Saint Martins in London to do an MA in Ceramic Design.

Whilst studying there she was nominated for the prestigious Nova Award.

 Angie has shown and sold her work at:

  • The British Museum - Grenville Room Shop

  • Designer Crafts at the Mall, Mall Galleries & Shop, London

  • New Designers, Business Design Centre, Islington, London

  • Cecilia Coleman Gallery, St John’s Wood, London

  • Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, London

  • Handmade in Britain, Chelsea Town Hall, London

  • The Islington Contemporary Art Fair, Candid Galleries, London

  • Ingleby Gallery, Derbyshire  

  • British Craft & Trade Fair, Harrogate

  • Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire

  • Open Studios, Bucks Visual Artists, Buckinghamshire

  • National Centre for Craft & Design, Lincolnshire

  • According to McGee, New Visual Exhibition, York

  • FRESH, British Ceramics Biennial, Spode Factory, Stoke