CoCA Shop

The CoCA shop offers a range of work by contemporary artists working with clay, along with a selection of gifts, books, postcards and souvenirs related to CoCA and ceramics.

Current artists in stock are listed below. For up to date information on what we currently have in stock, please contact York Museums Trust directly on 01904 687687 or email coca.york@ymt.org.uk.

  • Sara Moorhouse  Sara’s work explores the ways in which spaces within landscape appear altered depending on the ever-changing colours of season, weather, time and farming.
  • Katherina Klug – “My work is about simplicity of design and shape, bringing these in relationship to the surface. I am inspired by the elemental colour and shape of ancient Korean pottery.”
  • Moz Khokhar  Moz draws inspiration from rich colours and patterns in South Asian culture. Moz uses techniques of extrusion, throwing, coiling and slab building to produce decorative functional and non-functional ceramics.
  • Mark Hearld – inspired by the flora and fauna of the British countryside, Mark works across a number of mediums producing limited edition lithographic and linocut prints, paintings, collages and hand-painted ceramics.
  • Jill Ford  Jill’s work mirrors the seasons, both in the processes she uses as well as the changing nature of her landscape. Her latest work tends towards a more abstract nature and draws heavily on the themes of ice and rock, particularly informing her wall pieces and Strata range of vessels.
  • Barbara Wood  “I hand build each piece of work using coils of clay which are then smoothed to form tactile, organic forms. These are often based on shapes/shadows in the landscape glimpsed or half remembered.”
  • Katie Braida  “Inspiration comes from within, it is a combination of experiences past allowed to influence the present.”
  • Anna-Mercedes Wear  “I hand build the animals using the same making methods I use with my figures. I decorate flat slabs of clay with a combination of coloured slips over marked out impressed surfaces combined with screen-printing and mono-printing techniques.”
  • Angela Mellor – “My chosen medium is bone china. The work is a combination of slipcasting and handbuilding with paperslip, exploring the delicacy and whiteness of bone china and its potential for the transmission of light.”
  • Jack & Joan Hardie  “Our pots start with an idea often inspired by natural forms. The idea has to be captured and developed as a digital design which is practical to print in wet clay.”

YMT Card holders receive a discount on certain items in our shop – please ask for details during your visit. Click here to find out more about becoming a YMT Card Holder.

Selling Your Artwork

Artists working in clay are invited to apply for the opportunity to sell their work through the CoCA shop. We have a rolling program of displays in the shop, ensuring returning visitors have the opportunity to see something new each time they visit and to give exposure for lots of artists. Each artist will be shown for 3 months and artists may be required to re-stock during this period according to sales.

The same high standards that apply to acquisitions for York Art Gallery’s collection will be applied when choosing work. When acquiring work for the collection we look for unique, interesting and significant work by local, national and international artists, works that reflect a range of styles and techniques, revealing the creative practice of contemporary potters.

For further information and to apply, please visit our page on the Curator Space website here.