Galloway based studio potter and maker, Ella McCreath at her potter's wheel.

Our Makers | Ella + Grace Ceramics

We are delighted to launch our new series of occasional articles, Our Makers and introduce our first featured maker, Ella McCreath, the creative force behind one of our favourite artisan producers, Ella + Grace Ceramics. Based in Galloway, on the south west coast of Scotland where she has lived and worked for the past 24 years, Ella specialises in creating timeless modern ceramics.

Having originally graduated with a Fine Art degree in sculpture, today Ella focuses on hand-thrown ceramics, favouring classic lines and forms. Ella's contemporary influenced pieces are usually glazed in gloss or matt white, while she often uses contrasting materials such as leather or wood, adding tactile and functional elements to her ceramics. Working in the peace and quiet of her rural studio, a walk away from a secluded sweeping bay with ever-changing seascapes, each beautifully crafted piece is hand thrown by Ella.

"I tend to use white earthenware clay," Ella explains, sharing insight into her practice and inspirations. "I love the idea of having simple, useful pieces on the kitchen table or around the home. Something unique that can be handled and treasured. Forever pieces that make everyday life just that little bit more stylish."

We have added one of Ella's simply beautiful ceramics - the circular soap dish - to our Rory & Ruby organic In the Mood Gift Box

Take a look and see if you love it as much as we do! You can discover more about Ella's work on her website


"I love the idea of having simple, useful pieces on the kitchen table or around the home."

Ella McCreath


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Kate L

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"It's been great to find a source of gifts that has allowed me to send lovely things to three friends for completely different reasons in the last month, knowing the quality is going to please."

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Claire S

"The St Andrews Hamper Co. put together a specially curated hamper to send to the USA as a Christmas present. The luxury of the gift was another way for me to show my family just how much I miss them."

Laura J

"Thank you so much. Just received my delivery of hampers and gift box. They are beautiful."

Lindsay B

"Thank you again for such wonderful attention to detail and personalized service. My daughter absolutely loved the picnic basket! It made for a very special birthday."

Cathleen P