Corporate gifts can be so generic. Through a clever use of photography or your logo design, Ali Sobel-Read can create hand-crafted ceramic gifts, reflecting your organisation in a truly special way.

Or perhaps your space needs a public artwork? Ali’s public art commissions directly connect meaning to place incorporating her innovative, contemporary ceramic approach. She can even involve your team and community while delivering high quality outcomes.


Talk with Ali to create bespoke ceramics featuring branding or photographs. Her range includes: magnets, coasters, ornaments, mugs, cups, dishes, vases. She also creates jewellery with her signature image-transfer approach. Work with Ali to decide on an image. She then transforms the design into a stamp or silk-screen which will then be used to print onto the surface of the clay. Each piece will be formed by hand, slowly dried and fired in the kiln multiple times in order to construct the personalised pieces of artwork that will create conversations about your business.

Above: Ali’s contemporary jewellery can incorporate customised images relating to your organisations to make corporate gifts with a personal story; Logo-on-Plate project for Newcastle-based business Pirate Purl Yarns, who hand-dye their own wool.


Ali Sobel-Read’s large-scale ceramic commissions have attracted clients across three continents. The works transform public and commercial spaces into unique environments filled using imagery with meaning, texture and colour. Ali can work with your team and/or community to create a quality collaborative artwork that engages both participants and those passing by.

Ali draws on over 10 years’ experience as a former public school educator in New York City to deliver meaningful, creative and fun experiences during workshops and classes for groups for all ages. It is her firm belief that everyone is innately an artist and purposefully employs simple ceramic techniques that yield immediate and extraordinary results. Tactile in nature, clay is the perfect medium to connect with others and experiment. Workshop participants experience success and feel a sense of pride. As a seasoned educator both in the classroom and clay studio, Ali is happy to work with you to create just the right team building experience or workshop that meets the needs of your group.

Above: Ali as Artist in Residence at a local primary school where she developed and implemented a large-scale clay tile project with 144 students entitled ‘Community Tile Quilt’. The students all created and textured their own tiles to tell “their story” and they were installed together. The tiles were installed in the entry of the school.


Articles about Ali and her unique work have been published in a range of international and local media including: The Newcastle Herald, The New Republic, Jetstar Magazine and 500 Prints on Clay: An Inspiring Collection of Image Transfer Work.


Ali Sobel-Read: 0475 612 436

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