Andrew and Joanna Young studied at West Surrey College of Art and Design and later at Goldsmiths College. They established a workshop in Norfolk in 1975 to make a range of carefully constructed kitchenware. The success of this venture prompted a move to larger premises and a bursary, awarded in 1988, enabled them to experiment with new clays and richer decoration and gradually implement some semi-automatic making techniques. The pieces are mostly all thrown on a wheel and then turned, shaped and handled by hand. Plates and flan dishes are formed in moulds. Their decorative techniques include the use of plaster of Paris roulettes and sprigs which are pressed against the side of the damp pot leaving a shallow relief pattern. Their designs are characterised by their precise forms and the use of thick, rich glaze.