Handmade Design: No. by Romy Northover

Ceramic designer Romy Northover launched her brand No. (‘nō) in 2012. Romy hails from England but now works and lives in New York. She has also spent time living and working in Hong Kong, Venice and Berlin.

Romy blends techniques and traditions from around the world to create her own unique style. She uses her European training and Japanese methods to form her designs. But, her final designs are minimalist and modern. She calls her unique design style “ancient future”.

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Romy uses three Japanese techniques. Rokuro or throwing of clay as the potting wheel spins in the opposite direction. Kinuneri which is a kneading technique used to remove air from clay. As well as, tebineri or hand-building technique.

Of her craft Romy says, “I feel very connected to ancient, primitive arts and to raw surfaces and textures, but I’m equally into super-refined design, styling, and modernist forms. I like the dichotomy in technique, balance, form, and the experiential process.” – The Line

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Romy endeavors to make quality pieces that the owner can connect with as much as she connects to her work.

She says, “there’s something special about ceramics. It grows with you. And there’s something peaceful about making bowls. It’s something that’s functional. It has that human experience.” – The Line

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Check out Romy Northover website to find our more about her and get a behind the scenes look at her work.

Images by Romy Northover

Samantha Meldrum
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Samantha Meldrum is the Editor and Curator. Handmade Curator is a creative blog and creative community. Every day we connect thousands of people with designers, artists, makers and bloggers.


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