Corisande Albert is a ceramicist living and working in Hay-on-Wye. A barrister by training, she spent her early career working in documentary television production and now writes and manages a regenerative agriculture farm alongside her ceramics practice.
Corisande has exhibited at the International Ceramics Festival, Edward Bulmer Natural Paint, The Chair, and Larchwood Studios amongst others. She has studied at Hereford College of Art and with Jeremy Stewart of Wobage Gallery and Simon Hulbert of Brook Street Pottery.
In 2017 Corisande established Cabalva Ceramics, a pottery studio at the bottom of the walled garden where she lives and works. Alongside her own practice, Corisande organises pottery courses and workshops for potters and enthusiasts of all levels of experience.
"Ten years ago if you’d told me I would be selling pottery I would have laughed. I have spent my career working in documentary television production, writing yet-to-be published novels and managing a regenerative stock farm near Hay-on-Wye.
As a child, I spent many happy hours with the Polish potter Adam Dworski at his Wye Pottery in Clyro but it was not until my 40s that I found the wheel again and began my pottery journey in earnest. Once I started I couldn’t stop!
After a series of Night classes at Hereford College of Art, I signed up for several workshops with Jeremy Stewart at Wobage Gallery and am lucky enough to have been taught by Simon Hulbert of Brook Street Pottery. In 2017 I took the plunge and converted a potting shed in a forgotten corner of the walled kitchen garden at Cabalva House.
My ceramics practice is all about joy, light, and touch. I make functional pieces in porcelain and use a mix of glazes, brushed and dipped to reflect the muted tones of the Welsh landscape of my home.
Excited and grateful to have found this passion, I hope slowly and quietly to make pots worthy of lifelong love and use in the home."