We believe in meaningful design and the joy of beautifully hand-crafted objects.
The ceramics we create are functional, but also beautiful in their simplicity.
Our team meticulously crafts each piece through a a wide range of techniques, including hand-throwing, slip-casting and jiggering.
Made from a variety of clays and glazes, our range retains the authenticity of handmade objects, while keeping a consistently clean, precise form.
From planters to plates, our ceramics are restrained, elegant, and made to outlast fleeting trends.
We reject the soullessness of mass-produced products, yet we still push our techniques and materials as far as they’ll go, resulting in a range of consistently clean, sculptural forms that are distinctly handmade.
We weren’t always ceramicists.
In a previous life, Martin worked as a chartered accountant, while Colin was an electro-mechanical engineer.
Mutually frustrated by the lack of well-designed planters and drawn to a more creative calling, we decided to join forces.
A year, and many evening pottery classes later, Vorster & Braye was launched.
Our signature mix of modern techniques and classical proportions is reflected in the way we approach design; Martin creates computerised 3D models, while Colin prefers the classic sketch on paper method.