Lottie is a local London potter who threw her first piece less than 22 months ago.
After a twenty-year career in fashion Lottie took an extended break to enjoy her baby’s first years. Designing with brands such as at Whistles, Zara, Marks & Spencer’s and Peclers and styling at Interview Magazine in New York,
On returning to work, she was setting up a creative agency to advise start up fashion business’, hoping for a more flexible, local work structure when she began potting as a side interest. Lottie initially used her pottery as a creative outlet and rather indulgent therapeutic hobby in an otherwise pretty busy schedule but it very quickly became so much more.
After six months Lottie responded to strong interest from friends and family and began to sell her work at various creative markets. It was then stocked in local boutiques. She began a pop-up supper club with local gourmet butcher and gastro chef where food was served on her pieces which were then for sale after the supper. She sells at various private charity events supporting local community projects. Her pop-up boutique ‘Make and Curate’ has had success in the Portobello area where work is displayed alongside other local fashion, accessory and beauty product makers. Lottie is now focussing on a list of commissions, from one off pieces to a celebrity dinner service, alongside a collaboration with a popular high street fashion brand. More bespoke, quirky projects currently include personalised tapas table ware for a local bar, and a unique sink for a local architect. The word has spread beyond London, Lotts Potts has recently been requested by exclusive boutiques in Brighton and Devon.
Most recently Lottie has joined the Select Gallery portfolio creating more unique, decorative ornate pieces exclusively for the gallery and her fabulous ceramics have become an instant success.