Cave Crafts was started by Andrew Ketley in 2014 as an outlet for his pottery creations and related services.
Andrew has been a lifelong maker and designer of things, starting, as many have before, with Airfix model kits and scrap wood. These days he produces highly individual thrown pottery in his workshop in East Yorkshire, England, also offering tuition on the wheel. He can be found at various festivals during the summer months, offering sales and ‘hands on’ sessions to festival goers – to date, Andrew estimates that he’s led over 500 individual sessions, with each of them resulting in a worthwhile piece – “Everyone has an innate drive and ability to create – teaching pottery throwing has shown me that the trick is to find the individual key to unlock it and then to give it direction”.
Andrew’s main inspiration for his pottery has been a childhood interest in the occult and a natural sympathy for ‘otherness’, together with his discovery of medieval pottery designs, but underneath all of this is his love for the natural world and its materials.