Polly Yates is a British artist and maker, who recently relocated to Suffolk from the United States. Her main focus is in hand-building vessels which are both sculptural and functional, playful and elegant.
Working mainly with stoneware, she employs the simplest methods of coiling and pinching to create a wide variety of forms, some more traditional, some more experimental. Each piece is entirely unique. Influenced by time spent in Japan, Polly builds delicate, thin-walled forms and works within a limited palette of whites and off-whites.
Fascinated by the ways we live and how we shape our domestic space, she makes objects to elevate the everyday.