Blue Bell creates functional ceramics using earthenware clay and traditional slip-ware techniques. Based on the south coast of Cornwall, where she also grew up, her work is heavily influenced by the dramatic outstanding beauty there.
Blue Bell began her ceramics career at Tresabenn Studio where, supported by QEST, she completed a three-year apprenticeship with master potter Richard Phethean. The apprenticeship afforded her freedom to explore ceramics and experiment with different styles and techniques of making.
Alongside working as a freelance ceramicist and pottery teacher, Blue Bell works at Truro and Penwith College as the Art and Design Technician and teaches part-time at the Penzance School of Art. She has created commissions for the Tate St Ives, Rosemullion Distillery, The Leach Pottery and various other small businesses.