Natasha’s passion for ceramics began in Tokyo. While studying Japanese at Cambridge, she
lived with a Tokyo family who introduced her to pots and the language of materials. After
university she abandoned plans for a career in the City and slowly felt her way towards
ceramics and art.
Handling objects at Christie’s, she realised that she wanted to make things herself. and started with night classes in London and went on to study 3-D Design at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in Farnham.
Ceramics is in her blood. She found out unexpectedly that her great-grandmother was a Ridgway - the family company that made pottery for Queen Victoria and ocean liners. Now she makes, designs, writes and teaches. At the Royal College of Art, she began exploring colour in an effort to break new ground in the contemporary use of porcelain. Since 2002 she has become known for a decisive and sensitive handling of colour, a quest for exhilaration, and ideas about movement and risk.
Natasha works from a Victorian studio in London’s Elephant & Castle.