Aila Simpson

Aila is an artist frAila Simpsonom Finland now living in Hertfordshire, England.

Her Scandinavian heritage permeates through her work with texture, and fuses with colours that reflect her personality to become something truly unique and energetic. Aila’s work reflects the colours and textures of the rocky environment of her homeland, Finland.

Much of her work is constructed by the slab-building technique with paper clay, which is glazed and fired to stoneware to achieve vitrification. Aila’s work is always on display in galleries both in the UK and abroad.

Aila’s studio is based at Parndon Mill in Harlow.




Workshops are one to one tuitions in all aspects of ceramics.
2 hour sessions available on Monday mornings at £20.00 per session.
Tuesday morning classes run from 10am – 12 noon. 10 week courses are £180.00 or £20.00 per session.
Materials are charged at cost.
No experience is needed to take part. Just a creative flair and enthusiasm!
Workshops are held at Parndon Mill and here you can find my studio’s location.
To book call: 07971435087

On the 26th and 29th February Aila held a ceramics workshop in her studio where over 2 days I made and glazed a handmade piece of work from a generous clump of clay. I could create whatever I wanted and with Aila’s guidance, a calming atmosphere and plenty of coffee, Aila’s humour and charm made the 2 sessions very welcoming and enjoyable.
Throughout the workshop I could have as much or as little help from Aila. No matter my skill or knowledge, I was taken care of. – Rhianna