Featured Artist


Diana Chamberlain

Diana Chamberlain
Sample Work

A consistent theme in my work is home and community. I am currently working on a series of city buildings that combine the hardness of brick and concrete with the energy of plant life. In Philadelphia where I live the roofs are often topped with gardens; flowers spill out of pots on stoops, and community gardens are green oases among city blocks. I love the exuberance created when home and nature coexist. I love that ceramics combines functionality with creativity. A teapot must pour, but beyond that there is fun to be had. My teapot series features running dogs, and tropical plants and cacti. And while I mostly work in white my love of color is given free rein in vases, cups and mugs, figurines, tiles and coasters. The dress form has always inspired me, and my custom porcelain wedding dress vases have become cherished pieces in the homes of couples when the actual dress has been archived.

I am originally from the U.K. having moved from London in 1982. I have mostly lived in Connecticut except for five years in Alexandria, VA, where I became a member of the Torpedo Factory, sharing a studio with two other ceramists. I moved from Connecticut to Philadelphia in 2019 and currently work in my home studio in the Art Museum District and at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. All my work is handbuilt. I work primarily in porcelain. My art training was at St. Martin's School of Art in London and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. I am a Guild Member of Silvermine Guild in New Canaan, CT; an Associate Member of the Torpedo Factory, and an Artist Member at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia. My work has been exhibited nationally and is in private collections throughout the United States and overseas.

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