Judith Hobbs | Studio Potter

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Pots to inspire people and places

Judith Hobbs creates beautiful, striking and unique pottery that both enlivens and blends with its environment.

This work is for people looking for unusual and innovative design in their gardens, conservatories or homes.

Each pot is different although Judith follows broad themes and shapes, and the exact decoration is always linked to the curve of each newly made pot.

Shows and Exhibitions 2014

Judith was very pleased to exhibit again at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show her ninth consecutive year at Chelsea. For more details of shows past and present, please see below.

Delamore Arts 1-31 May 2014

1-31 May 2014.

Visit the Delamore Arts website

Chelsea Flower Show 20-24 May 2014

20-24 May 2014.

Visit the RHS Chelsea website

Bevere Gallery, Worcestershire 12 July-30 August 2014

'Art for Outdoors, 12 July-30 August 2014.

Visit the Bevere Gallery website

Previous Shows and Exhibitions

Below you'll find details of some of the shows and exhibitions where Judith has exhibited in previous years.

Chelsea Flower Show 21-25 May 2013

21-25 May 2013.

Visit the RHS Chelsea website

Delamore Arts 2013

May 2013.

Visit the Delamore Arts website

Chelsea Flower Show 21-25 May 2012

21-25 May 2012.

Visit the RHS Chelsea website

Hampton Court Flower Show 9-14 July 2012

9-14 July 2012.

Visit the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show website

Chelsea Flower Show 24-28 May 2011

24-28 May 2011. Judith received a commendation for her stand.

Visit the RHS Chelsea website

Woburn Abbey Garden Show 15-17 July 2011

15-17 July 2011. Judith is delighted to have been selected to exhibit in the Duchess Collection - a personal selection of products by the Duchess on show in the Bamboo Marquee.

Visit the Woburn Abbey website

Chelsea Flower Show 25-29 May 2010

25-29 May 2010. Stand Number RM/26.

Visit the RHS Chelsea website

Hampton Court Flower Show 6-11 July 2010

6-11 July 2010. Stand Number A/34.

Visit the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show website

Chelsea Flower Show 19-23 May 2009

19-23 May 2009. Stand Number RM/33.

You may have seen Judith's stand on the BBC coverage of the 2009 Chelsea Flower Show, when Liza Tarbuck's eye was caught by the wall of ceramic gecko lizards. One happy celebrity customer! There are pictures of similar lizards in the gallery.

Visit the RHS Chelsea website

Hampton Court Flower Show 7-12 July 2009

7-12 July 2009. Stand Number A/32.

Visit the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show website

Chelsea Flower Show 20-24 May 2008

20-24 May. Stand Number RS/11. Judith was delighted to have received a commendation for her 2008 stand.

Visit the RHS Chelsea website

Art in Clay 1-3 August 2008

Hatfield House, Hertfordshire

Visit the Art in Clay website

National Amateur Gardening Show 5–7 Sept 2008

At the Bath & West showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

More details

Chelsea Flower Show 22-26 May 2007

22-26 May (22 & 23 RHS Members only). Stand Number RS/11.

Visit the RHS Chelsea website

Tatton Park Flower Show

18-22 July. Stand Number C69.

Visit the RHS Tatton Park website

Art in Clay 3-5 August 2007

13th National Pottery and Ceramics Festival at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire.

Visit the Art in Clay website

Chelsea Flower Show 23-27 May 2006

23-27 May (23 & 24 RHS Members only). Stand Number RS/11.

Visit the 2006 RHS Chelsea website

Tatton Park Flower Show

19-23 July (19 RHS privilege day). Stand Number D/54.

10th Southern Pottery and Ceramics Show

18-19 November 2006, The Maltings, Farnham, Surrey

Visit the Art in Clay website

About Judith

Judith has followed her passion for working with clay for over 25 years. She originally trained as a teacher and then as a potter on the Harrow Studio Pottery course in 1983.

Since then she has worked as a pottery technician and manager and has been running her own business since 1995.

During this time she has applied her skills in many directions. She has worked teaching pottery in a Young Offenders Institution; she has helped groups of pupils to create both indoor and outdoor installations, (including decorative fountains, a phoenix mosaic and life size figures dancing across walls); she has made domestic and decorative pottery that has been sold through various galleries. She is also a trained mediator and has worked with neighbour disputes and has assisted in training new mediators. Her largest ceramic piece was helping to build an adobe (mixed clay and soil) house in the desert.

Judith has always looked for development and change in her work. Her current pots show her enjoyment for the interplay of strong clear lines and edges and she is experimenting with this interaction to create pots that 'own' their space.

Lizard on diamond top pot

Lizard on diamond top pot

Terracotta. Frost-resistant.

Approx dimensions: 20cm x 20cm, 27cm high

Code: L2 Price: £73

Blue/white cheques on sphere

Blue/white cheques on sphere

Frost-resistant.

Approx dimensions: 38cm dia

Code: BU12 Price: £950

Terracotta balloon

Terracotta balloon

Frost-resistant.

Approx dimensions: 40cm dia, 48cm high

Code: T1 Price: £650

Blue/white grids on tulip shape pot

Blue/white grids on tulip shape pot

Stoneware. Frost-resistant.

Approx dimensions: 32cm dia, 38cm high

Code: BU3 Price: £850

Lizard on square pot

Lizard on square pot

Terracotta. Frost-resistant.

Medium: 25cm wide, 21cm high

Code: L6 Price: £73

Small: 18cm wide, 12cm high

Code: L7 Price: £53

Blue/white intersecting v's on balloon

Blue/white intersecting v's on balloon

Stoneware. Frost-resistant.

Approx dimensions: 25cm dia, 30cm high

Code: BU9 Price: £550

Terracotta zig-zags on spherical pot

Terracotta zig-zags on spherical pot

Frost-resistant.

Approx dimensions: 37cm dia, 35cm high

Code: T3a Price: £550

Blue/white stalactites on planter

Blue/white stalactites on planter

Stoneware. Frost-resistant.

Approx dimensions: 33cm dia, 48cm high

Code: BU5 Price: £950

Black/white checks on tulip shape pot

Black/white checks on tulip shape pot

Stoneware. Frost-resistant.

Approx dimensions: 37cm dia, 51cm high

Code: BL1 Price: £700

Black/white random patterns tall pot

Black/white random patterns tall pot

Stoneware. Frost-resistant.

Approx dimensions: 28cm dia, 60cm high

Code: BL2 Price: £900

Black/white pitcher pot

Black/white pitcher pot

Stoneware. Frost-resistant.

Approx dimensions: 42cm high

Code: BL3 Price: £500

Blue/white pitcher pot

Blue/white pitcher pot

Stoneware. Frost-resistant.

Approx dimensions: 45cm high

Code: BU6 Price: £500

Lizard on tulip shape pot

Lizard on tulip shape pot

Terracotta. Frost-resistant.

Approx dimensions: 32cm dia, 34cm high

Code: L1 Price: £275

Large trough with two lizards

Large trough with two lizards

Terracotta. Frost-resistant.

Approx dimensions: 23cm wide, 45cm long, 18cm high

Code: L5 Price: £100

Lizard on small diamond top pot

Lizard on small diamond top pot

Terracotta. Frost-resistant.

Approx dimensions: 16cm x 16cm, 20cm high

Code: L3 Price: £55

Blue/white stripes on bowl

Blue/white stripes on bowl

Stoneware. Frost-resistant.

Approx dimensions: 36cm dia, 28cm high

Code: BU11 Price: £650

Wall Lizards

Wall Lizards

The lizards are individually made in a range of colours and come in two sizes, 20cm and 30cm approx (with the exception of the terracotta one which is only available in the smaller size). All lizards have a keyhole on the underside for easy hanging on a flat surface and are frost-resistant.

Plain: Small £60, Large £70

Terracotta: £60

Terracotta Speckle: £67

Speckle: Small £65, Large £75

Black and White: Small £67, Large £77

Large lizards

Large Lizards

These lizards are about 40cm long and are attached to their bases. They can be used indoor or out and they are frost proof. At the moment, they come in two varieties, black spots on cream and green. Other colour options are available contact me for details.

They cost £205 and can be safely packaged and posted at an extra cost of £11 each (mainland UK).

Tall black/white

Tall black/white

Stoneware. Frost-resistant.

Approx dimensions: 35cm dia, 60cm high

Code: BL5 Price: £1,100

Tall blue/white with diagonal stripes

Tall blue/white with diagonal stripes

Stoneware. Frost-resistant.

Approx dimensions: 35cm dia, 60cm high

Code: BU13 Price: £1,100

Wall geckos

Wall geckos

The geckos are individually made in a range of colours and are about 20cm long. The plain colours are yellow, green and terracotta. The spotted are dark blue on blue, black on yellow, black on cream and black on terracotta.

All geckos have a keyhole on the underside for easy hanging on a flat surface and are frost-resistant.

Plain: £40

Spotted: £45

Black and White: £48

Terracotta and Black: £48

Portfolio

These images show a selection of previous work and show the pots in a variety of planting to give an idea of how the pots can be used in the context of a garden. The pots shown are not for sale.

If you would like something similar you could contact Judith about a commission via .

Buying a pot

Pots featured in the 'Gallery' section are available for sale. To buy a pot from the 'Gallery' please contact Judith via .

Pots in the 'Portfolio' section show examples of previous work in their garden locations.

You can also visit an exhibition, show or gallery at which Judith's work is being shown (see the 'Shows and Exhibitions' section for more details).

Commissioning a pot

If you prefer you can commission a pot by contacting Judith. She will discuss with you your requirements for size, shape, colour, design and intended location.

From this conversation Judith will produce a working sketch and a price. If you wish to progress from this point she will need a 25% deposit before starting the piece. On completion of the item you will be invoiced for the remaining amount.

Delivery and shipping

UK deliveries are normally carried out by a reliable local courier and costs will vary according to distance. Although an approximate figure within the UK is about £55.

Customers are welcome to make an appointment to collect their pots if they prefer.

Worldwide shipping is also available through our agent.

Contact Judith

If you would like to place an order, commission a pot or would like more information, please feel free to get in touch.

3 Howard Road Southville Bristol BS3 1QH

Telephone 0117 966 2140

or email pots[at]judithhobbs.com

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