about croucherli

croucherli is the work of ceramic artist Lizzie Croucher, producing hand thrown pottery - specifically one-off and small batch items, with their own little personalities. croucherli is a one-woman ceramics venture - all pieces are designed, thrown, trimmed, sculpted, fired, glazed, fired again & packaged by Lizzie.

Lizzie works out of her home studio in Colchester, having been previously based in Kent, London & Suffolk. Before turning her hand to pottery, she trained in Contemporary Dance and spent 5 years dedicating her work to arts in the community (dance & visual art) as well as spending a year as Head Technician, installing exhibitions for Firstsite Gallery in Colchester. In 2018 Lizzie decided to dedicate more time to her ceramics practice; after making a gradual transition out of the office & into the studio, croucherli became a full-time business venture for Lizzie in late 2020.

Lizzie hopes that, through croucherli, she can extend a smile to everyone who sees or owns a piece of her work.

earth friendly approach

Lizzie is committed to operating a consciously low waste practice, keeping her business aligned with my personal ethos & lifestyle.

  • All of her waste clay is recycled and made into new pieces. Although this is common practice for ceramic artists, Lizzie harnesses this process to create completely individual pieces from a recycled mixture of her two regular clay types.

  • Any plastic bags or containers her materials arrive in are reused - clay bags are homes for recycled clay, bag ties turn into tools, and glaze pots are used to mix new glazes or store liquid mixtures.

  • All of Lizzie’s packaging is plastic free; recyclable, dissolvable or reusable. Orders arrive to their new homes lovingly nestled in hand-stamped paper, paper tape, paper bubble wrap & dissolvable packing peanuts. 

Here at Wonky Wheel we are looking forward to the arrival of Lizzie's beautiful ceramic work. Soon to be on display in our gallery in Finchingfield and a selection can also be bought online below.