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Potters Thumb is a pottery studio based at the White Building in Hackney Wick. Founded by Mark Ciavola in [x] and originally based in Brighton, Potters Thumb new home consists of [explain the facilities], offering studio memberships for London based ceramicists. 



Mark Ciavolo

Clay runs through Mark's Veins thanks to his mother Anna who has been a major influence and inspiration through out engaging Mark in the mesmerising art and crafts of ceramics since an early age starting in Malta

Mark soon left for the UK where he has been ever since mastering new techniques and skills under the guidance of potters such as Phil Rogers, Michael Casson, Terry and Beverly Bell - Hughes amongst others to then further his studies in Harrogate College and Cardiff institute for higher education.

Mark has since been involved in various projects that has captured his creativity such as stop motion animation, illustration and mostly teaching arts and ceramics at various levels up to Btec national diploma at MCAST in Malta.

Potters Thumb latest project is called "Glass Porcelain" - a project that has been capturing a lot of peoples attention and unique in its approach, dealing with zero waste issues and closing the loop on single use glass focusing on the catering and entertainment industry.

Check out the Glass porcelain page for more details 

Potters Thumb - Mark is spreading his love for ceramics and making his work available to all those who appreciate hand thrown or hand made ceramics sculptures.

Potters Thumb has since been working with chefs and restaurant owners directly creataing some amazing handmade crockery that can be found in Brighton, London across the UK and Overseas.

You can find the Potters Thumb crockery in restaurants such as:

Silo - London -

The Set -

Tristan -

Gravetye Manor -

Little Fish Market -

Frea - Berlin -

CUB - London -

Lyaness -London -

 ........................................and many more 


Do you provide International delivery?


International Delivery is available and Royal Mail are the official couriers 


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