Handmade ceramics by Nessa

Fire Formed was set up in 2020, at the height of the pandemic. Inspired by my time studying a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Coventry University, I set up a pottery studio with the support of my friend Alexia. Since then, I have dedicated my time to developing my Creative Practice. I am continuing to live my dream of running a small scale, local pottery in Birmingham. All my work is handmade, unique and crafted with love.


Nessa Grimes

I enjoy time on the wheel, throwing pots that are comfy to hold and beautiful to look at. I likes things that go together but don't match, and that can be used regularly and not kept for best. I associate pieces I own with people I love, and want to make things for others which remind them of people and places they love. I have a history in education and also enjoy printmaking and sewing.

Rob Profile

Rob Campbell Wright

Rob kindly donated the kiln amongst other equipment, helping us to get going.

Kris Turner

Our man with a van! Thanks to Kris for helping us move into the Fire Formed studio. He is the Kiln Mover extraordinare.

Michael Grimes

Michael designed the logo for Fire Formed and began the process of our branding. He continues to wrestle with the website.