Ooak - say ‘oak’, like the tree - is a collaboration between two friends who met walking their dogs and went on to take a pottery class together.
What began as a weekly hobby and an excuse to have a beer (or two) quickly became an obsession and a passion for all things clay.
Our name means ‘One Of A Kind’. It started as a joke because we could never make two things the same, but the name kind of stuck and actually is perfect for our individual, characterful ceramics.
Most of our pieces are thrown on the wheel and we also hand build when the mood takes us. We’re based at a studio north London, part of an amazing and supportive community of ceramicists and artists who are happy to give their time and share their knowledge. We’re learning more every single day and are constantly inspired by the world around us.
We mainly make for the sheer pleasure of it, but thanks to the support of family and friends our decorative and functional ceramics are starting to find their way into other homes. Nothing makes us happier than people using and enjoying our pottery. We use high fire stoneware clay so our pieces are tough enough to use every day and all our glazes are food-safe.
We’re constantly making new things that we’ll be posting on our home page and Instagram. And we’re very happy to make to order - one-off pieces or collections. Just bear in mind that all our work is hand-made and unique with marks, drips and dinks. For us, that’s what makes it special - One of a Kind.
Thanks for stopping by, Nancy & Tess