Here's something quite random and personal: ten contemporary potters that I like. Although I have a practical interest in painted pottery, not all of them decorate their work, and although I work in earthenware, most of them work in stoneware or porcelain. Their work is different but it's united (apart from the fact that they're British) by elegance, refined finish, mastery of their medium and rigorous quality control.
From left to right, top to bottom they are:
James and Tilla Waters | Sue Paraskeva
Chris Keenan | Daphne Carnegy
Walter Keeler | Bridget Drakeford
Laurence McGowan | Tony Laverick
Sara Moorhouse | Andrea Walsh