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Mark Ciavola

Potter in Brighton United Kingdom

Potters Thumb - A Brighton based studio pottery home to potter Mark Ciavola.
Clay runs through Mark's Veins thanks to his mother Anna who has infected him with the mesmerising art and craft of ceramics since an early age starting in Malta and soon to leave for the UK where he has been ever since mastering new techniques and skills under the guidance of potters such as Phil Rogers, Michael Casson, Terry and Beverly Bell - Hughes amongst others to then further his studies in Harrogate College and Cardiff institute for higher eductaion.
Mark has since been involved in various projects that has captured his creativity such as stop motion animation, illustration and mostly teaching arts and ceramics at various levels up to Btec national diploma at MCAST in Malta.

Based in Brighton and having set up Potters Thumb Mark is hoping to spread his love for ceramics and making his work available to all those who appreciate hand thrown or hand made ceramics sculptures.

Potters Thumb has been for the last couple of years supplying hand made pottery to all those wanting to enjoy using wheel thrown pottery
Marks pottery can be found in most restaurants, a few michelin star restaurants and coffee shops in and around Brighton and London.

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Creating in Clay

@ VOL 32 ON NOV 07, 2018

Founder of Brighton based pottery studio, Potters Thumb, Mark Ciavola spreads his love for ceramics through his unique hand-crafted pieces and teaching workshops whilst also pushing the boundaries of making with innovative materials.

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Brighton @ The Nightingale Room
Nov 07, 2018