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Donna Biography – Donna Wiki
Donna is a ceramicist living and working in Bangor, Northern Ireland. She is the founder of OTO Pottery Studio, creating a range of unique homewares, ceramic art and porcelain jewellery. The Belfast native is a contestant on The Great Pottery Throw Down 2024.
“A passion for colour, pattern and texture is evident throughout all of my pieces and my distinctive designs combine function with fun,” she said. “Never one to blend in with the crowd nor to take life too seriously, I want my pieces to also stand out and try to imbue each of them with a sense of fun.”
“My style is antique/traditional with a punch of contemporary and I aim to make ceramic homeware, art and jewellery with this same approach, that looks good in both your home and on your person.”
“My work continually evolves as I explore new inspiration but you will often see influences from my life by the sea and my love of all things Mediterranean. The range of serving dishes with the classic blue and white colour scheme have remained a constant, showcasing my passion for hand painted decoration and for entertaining friends and family. Food always tastes better when served from a fabulous dish!”
Donna first tried pottery at the age of 15. She loves DIY and recently renovated her house, doing everything from the tiling to fitting the toilet and sink.
The Great Pottery Throw Down contestant Donna is originally from Belfast. The Great Pottery Throw Down series 7 contestants are aged between 24 and 67.
Donna Great Pottery Throw Down
Ceramicist Donna is a contestant on Series 7 of The Great Pottery Throw Down on Channel 4. The potters joining The Great Pottery Throw Down in 2024 are Andrew Macbean, Cadi Froehlich, Dan Sandham, Daniel, Dave Short, Donna, Edward King, Janet Morgan, Princess Fingall, Shanika Dedunu Yeomans, Sophie Wootton and Steven Broughton.
Donna’s Instagram handle is @oto.ni.pottery.