Fay De Winter MSDC
Fay loves to experiment with clay, exploring different perspectives of nature and traveling around the world collecting curio to be inspired by. Porcelain has mainly been utilised in her works to create intimate installations and customised relation gifts. She believes objects tell stories of people’s lives, often holding personal and collective meanings of a particular time, place and event.
Fay is an active maker, involved in many jobs related to her practice. She has taught mixed level ceramic courses at Morley and Sutton College, as well as private workshops at schools and at the Victoria and Albert Museum, since 2005. Fay was a specialist ceramics technician (2005-2016) and was appointed as a Curriculum Manager at Sutton College in 2019, April-December. Fay also writes articles and was commissioned to write a book 'Make it with Air Dry Clay' published by Search press (UK) and Larkcrafts (USA) in January 2017.
Fay was selected by the international ceramics festival as a finalist for the Potclays Emerging Makers Award held at Aberystwyth University in July 2015.
Fay ran a business and workshop for 5 years before her MA, in a National Trust property and now works from a studio at home. She creates pieces for individual commissions, group collaborations, exhibitions and public installations.
She has been a trustee and council member for London Potters since 2005, organising many ceramic related events and was nominated and elected as Chair in October 2017 until 2021. She is now a honorary member.
In 2018 she was selected and elected as the Associate Members Representative for the Craft Potters Association completing a three year tenure.