Ian McIntyre

  • With a background in product design and applied art, Ian employs a mix of industrial design and craft skills to his work – producing installations, studio editions and developing shapes, materials and techniques for industry.

  • He studied MA Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College of Art London, graduating in 2010.

  • Ian has collaborated with Another Country, Wrong for HAY, The London Design Festival, Officine Panerai and the Victoria and Albert Museum.



for the The London Design Festival / Officine Panerai


Candela is an immersive installation at the Victoria and Albert Museum designed in collaboration with product designer Felix de Pass and graphic designer Michael Montgomery.

Materials Aluminum composite, Steel,
Stoneware, Super-LumiNova

Due to the light sensitivity of the medieval textiles on display, the V&A Tapestries Gallery is one of the darkest spaces in the museum. The installation comprises of a large rotary machine that sits centrally, hovering just off the gallery floor. As the face of the machine revolves it passes through a light source that charges its surface, in turn emitting this energy as after glow.

The continual revolution of the machine creates a perpetual ebb and flow of light-patterns travelling across the structure. This rich layering effect plays with the memory of the phosphorescent material also used on the watch dials of sponsor Officine Panerai. The title of the installation, Candela, comes from the standard unit of luminous intensity: a common candle emits light with a luminous intensity of roughly one candela.

Black Pitcher

Part of the Another Country Series One pottery collection


MaterialBlack stoneware, unglazed on the outside

Photo: Rich Stapleton


for Wrong for Hay


A family of tableware ceramics that focuses on simple form and materials for utility and everyday use.

MaterialsPorcelain, Bone China, Stoneware

A deep understanding of ceramic materials and the ability to make working prototypes in his studio, enables Ian to communicate qualities both to the client and manufacturer that could otherwise get lost in the gap between design and production.

Pipe Bench

for KK Outlet


In collaboration with Felix de Pass

Pipe Bench was our answer to the brief from KK Outlet ‘to take an everyday object, remould, rebuild and repurpose it to create an entirely new item using as little additional materials as possible’.

Series One pottery

for Another Country


A particular feature of this collection is the terracotta clay, which is fired to an unconventionally high temperature giving it the scorched colour and the strength of Stoneware.

Materials Stoneware, Terracotta

‘Dabelli’ collection

for The House of Mangaldas


A collaboration with the Prajapati family in Ahmedabad, India. Developing a collection of ceramics for the restaurants at the House of Mangaldas, using production techniques that the family have been refining for over five generations.

Modelmaking with Sailesha Bhai Prajapati family kiln

Uriho workshops

with The Helen Hamlyn Centre


Invited by the Helen Hamlyn Centre to work as a project leader at the Uriho workshops in Zagreb, Croatia. The workshops aimed to improve the real market position of the organisation. The goal was to work towards transforming Uriho’s existing business model of sheltered workshops, into one that is design-led, participatory and egalitarian.

Organised by the British Council Croatia, School of Design and Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb and the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Inclusive Design.

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Slush Cast Bowl

Studio editions


The intention behind this project was to elevate the perceived value of Pewter by designing around the materials unique characteristics. Molten Pewter is swirled inside a mould. The low melting point of the material means it quickly cools to form a skin, which retains the molten textures of its once liquid state.

An edition of the bowl was commissioned as a gift to each world leader at the G20 summit, London 2009.

Broken Vase

Studio editions


This series developed by exploring opposing material qualities in plaster. The rim of each mould is broken and the detail produced is reflected in the Fine Bone China cast.




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