Tallie Maughan, Founder and Creative Director
Tallie returned to London in 2012 to set up Turning Earth, after using many similar open-access ceramics studios while living in the US. She is inspired by the ceramics culture across America, where a hundred times as many people practice the craft (despite the population being only ten times the size). She found the US approach open and inclusive, with a strong value on the work of hobby makers as well as career ceramicists. Her vision is to make ceramics an accessible craft that anyone in the UK can practice, whatever their reason for doing so.
Tallie has a background in sales, after working in fundraising in the UK and in merchandise and management for large-scale theatre projects across the US. She understands that to make a career as an artist, it’s important that people are empowered to sell and market their work and enjoys creating opportunities for artists to develop their skills in this area.
Tallie’s first professional role was as a consultant in the field of corporate social responsibility. She brings her commitment to building a sustainable and just world to every project she works on.
She can be contacted via email at Tallie@turningearthceramics.co.uk