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Lydia Johnson established Fettle Studio in 2018, as a small creative venture to pursue opportunities for design and making between architecture and ceramics.

At her studio, based at the Clay Collective in Hackney Downs, she enjoys working with clay and plaster to create slip-cast vessels which are both functional and sculptural. She works between scales, creating pieces as small as one individual cup, up to large tessellating arrays of geometric forms.

In 2019, she co-curated a major exhbition at the Building Centre, entitled Hand Held to Super Scale: Building wth Ceramics, running from September 2019 to February 2020. Lydia has been a tutor and visiting critic for a number of architecture schools including The Bartlett UCL, The Cass (London Met) and the London School of Architecture. She regularly collaborates with Grymsdyke Farm, an architectural and material research facility in the Chilterns, running workshops and prototyping new work. Under Fettle Studio, she has also developed a number of private architectural commissions, from domestic extensions to Community Centre refurbishments - for more information, see Portfolio.

Lydia is an architect and product designer at Citizens Design Bureau. Here she puts her passion into practice as part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team, developing products, installations and creative design processes, alongside architectural projects in community, housing and arts.

Please note: The online shop is currently paused whilst I make new work. Please email directly if there is something specific you would like, or visit one of my stockists listed here. Thanks.

fettle
noun
ˈfɛt(ə)l 
condition. Eg. To be in ‘fine fettle’
verb
trim or clean the rough edges of a piece of pottery (or a metal casting) before firing.


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Fettle Studio is the trading name for Fettle Studio Limited, a private limited company registered in England and Wales, no. 11369583


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