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Fired Thoughts Ceramic Arts Studio's

Specialist in Ceramics

Fired Thoughts Ceramic Arts Studio’s are now based in two locations within Wiltshire. Sue Whelan in Swindon and Geraldine Francis in Market Lavington Nr. Devizes. We welcome visitors to come and buy original handmade work direct from the makers or commission a piece of work.  Both artist’s also offer various workshops and full details can be found on their individual Course & Workshop page.


Sue Whelan

Ceramic Artist & Tutor

“Time Keeper”

Sue Whelan

Ceramic and Mixed Media Artist

Sue is an artist who works in ceramics and incorporates an array of other materials within her work. She draws inspiration from the qualities of skin and how it protects the human body. Sue is interested in expressing these textures by accentuating the cracks, folds and qualities that could be interpreted as “imperfections”.

Sue is inspired by the textures found within garments that have been used and lost, leaving a memory of the user within the landscape, rural or urban.

“The Boy Has Gone”

Geraldine Francis

Ceramic Artist and Tutor

“Sitting Hare”

Geraldine Francis

Ceramic Artist and Sculptor

Geraldine is an artist who works with ceramics, concentrating mostly on sculpture with a bird and animal theme but also inspired by the Wiltshire landscape.

Geraldine’s passion for chickens comes through in her work by capturing their individual characters.


Geraldine is a trained Arts Adviser for The Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification in the arts sponsored by the Arts Council.