Lanty Ball

Lanty is a young ceramicist born in 1992 and based in Preston. He studied at the University of Central Lancashire (BA Contemporary Crafts and MA Ceramics).

His core practice involves designing and making ceramics by hand, taking a minimal approach to form, creating vessels that act as canvases for carved, incised or water-eroded surfaces. He often works with parian, a type of unglazed porcelain invented in Britain in the 19th century to imitate the qualities of marble. He also uses a black stoneware clay to create contrasting pieces.

Lanty won the Potclays Emerging Makers Award (International Ceramics Festival, Aberystwyth, 2015) and the Carter Preston Prize (Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, 2016).