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Aaronson, Adam
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View 'Aa2 Small Blues Coil Pot'

Adam specialises in free blown glass, and his work experiments with the hugely varied possibilities of the medium. His vessels and sculptures are at once a celebration of the simplicity of pure form, and also an investigation into the possibilities of layering...

Adams, Billy
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View 'Ba2 Landscape Planter'

Billy Adams is a potter whose work deals with exploring ad experimenting with aspects of landscape. He works within the vessel format, combining textures and colours to give the viewer an intimate insight into his private view of ceramics...

Ahrenkiel, Dorte
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View 'Da3 Mug'

All my pots are thrown on a potter’s wheel in the first place. Some of these pots I cut and alter to put them together in different shapes. Using this old technique I create square, rectangular or triangular forms. I work with clays from Germany and French Grès. I often mix these clays adding porcelain grog. Apart from stoneware I also work with porcelain...

Akroyd , Stuart
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View 'Sa10 Ludic Plate'

“Since the first moment I worked with hot glass I knew I had found the medium I would use for the rest of my career. I love using glass, where the finished piece is a solid form but creates the sensation of movement and grace.”

Stuart specialises in hot studio glass...

Allen - Dring, Lesley
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View 'Lad3 Can You See Me Now'

LESLEY ALLEN DRING
Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College
BA (Hons) Ceramics and Glass
"Sand cast glass is a beautiful means to create a three dimensional picture with texture and light. In some pieces I use wire, metals or minerals to create the picture. In others, I simply polish away the high areas to expose unexpected patterns and textures.

Allman, Jeremiah
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View 'Ja3 Twig Beaker'

Jeremiah says
"Art is a constant energy allowing me to find new ways to express myself.
I find joy and inspiration in learning new skills and in adopting them to enhance my artistic vocabulary.
I am an artist/designer; art has always been an integral part of my development, from playing with melting wax as a child to juggling and acrobatic stage shows...

Amirak, Gunizi
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View 'Ga4 Jug Brown/pink/green'

“My current practices are based on thrown, functional slip wares such as cheese and service platters, bowls, jugs and mugs. I aim to achieve simple, practical, thoughtful pots which are comfortable in handling and tactile in nature to encourage everyday use...

Andrews, Martin
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View 'Ma11 Glass Green Bowl - Magma Series'

Member of Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen.
Martin is one of Britain’s leading glassmakers. His work is known for its high quality, attention to fine detail, innovative surface treatments and design ideas.
Each piece is designed, handmade and signed by Martin using the finest Crystal glass. As each item is made individually no two items are ever identical...

Andrews, Tim
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Tim has gained an International reputation for his distinctive smoke-fired and raku ceramics. He makes individual raku work, black and white with linear decoration or burnished muted coloured slips. The pieces are usually thrown, although new work is hand-built. Bisque-firing is in a conventional gas kiln to 1060˚C...

Ansell, Gayle
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Our present relationship with the Earth concerns me; the link which was once revered is now tenuous. A reconnection is desperately needed if we are to progress.
I encourage this reconciliation by creating beautiful and intriguing surfaces. By showing the inspiring curiosity of nature I aim to recreate a revived connection with our endangered environment...

Archer, Peter
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View 'Pa7 Red Stripe Carved Bowl'

Peter Archer - Woodturner
The surface of Peters bowls are adjusted either to emphasise the particular qualities of a piece of wood or to deliberately react against those qualities. The shape and grain of the bowl influences the way any modifications are made to it.
Peter tends to use temperate hardwoods, mainly ash and sycamore...

Arieu, Michelle
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PORCELLANA & DUOMO by Michelle Arieu is about crafting an evocative, abstract, illustrative architectural habitat in porcelain.

DUOMO wall panels
designed and handmade in porcelain and represent a fusion of early Japanese ceramic forms and Italian Architecture...

Ayre, Thelma
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View 'Red Roof'

Born in Liverpool, she came to Shropshire in 1985. She studied illustration at the Laird School of Art, Birkenhead and is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art and Jordanhill College of Education. She has worked as an illustrator with Associated Freelance Artists, London, and was an Art Teacher in Scotland and Cheshire. Now, Thelma is a full time painter and part time lecturer at Walford College.

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Ayscough, Duncan
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View 'Da20 Small Droplet Pot'

Duncan Ayscough is a Fellow of the CPA, a Professional Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and is on the Craft Council’s selected index of makers. He is Senior Lecturer in Ceramics at the University of Wales College, Cardiff.

Duncan Ayscough’s pots appear to embrace both ancient pottery forms and strong contemporary design...

Baldwin, Edward
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View 'Eb28 Blue Muse3'

Edward Baldwin gained a first class honours in ceramics at Cardiff School of Art and Design in 2010. Since then he has exhibited widely and has gained many notable achievements. In 2011 Edward gained a 'Grants for the Arts' from the Arts Council England and support from his local authority, Worcestershire County Council for development of his practice...

Ball, Peter Eugene
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Peter Eugene Ball was born in Coventry, Warwickshire on 19 March 1943. He was educated at a local boys’ school and from 1957 to 1962 attended Coventry College of Art. , were born.
From an early age, the powerful visual images of paintings, sculptures and architecture made a deep impression on Peter Ball...

Banbury, Clinton
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View 'Cp33 You Are My Favourite Dinasaur'

Clint cannot remember a time when he was not drawing. His first pictures were of crocodiles with toothy grins so it could be seen from an early age where an artistic career would take him.
Where’s he from?
When he was at school in Billericay he was interested in natural history, fishing, pottery, acting and - to his horror now - collecting birds eggs and butterflies...

Bandeira, Poliana
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POLIANA BANDEIRA - Carmarthenshire College
Poliana is a designer and ceramic artist originally from Brazil but now resident in Wales. Being raised close to nature on a farm in the Northeast of Brazil, she has a life-long interest in natural structures, their geometric shapes and their extraordinary diversity...

Barrett- Danes, Jonathan
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View 'Jbd24 Medium Pig With Bird'

Ceramics has been a family tradition spanning four generations at least. The earliest records show a pottery at Hoo in Kent in 1834 where even the street was named after my forbears. Each generation has produced their own particular style of work and responded to the changing needs of society...

Bayless, Hayne
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View '20 Hb5 Salad Plate'

Hayne says "
"The unintended result, often misread as a mistake and so dismissed, is one of the most fertile sources of new ideas. The trick is not to fool with clay's inherent desire to be expressive.
Pay attention to the clay, not only for the sake of each piece, but because the clay will offer - or impose - its own suggestions of new forms and ways to work...

Bayley, Nicola
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I produce sculptural forms comprising of multiple elements that address the relationship between the formal qualities of line, scale, shape, material, colour and texture. This body of work is influenced by architecture and the minimalist approach to form. I am particularly inspired by Modernist structures, with their clean sharp lines, simplicity of form and innovative use of materials...

Beard, Peter
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Peter’s work has always been inventive and he works in an intuitive way, constantly sketching and experimenting with new forms and process. His forms are strong and simple, but have complex surfaces which draw the viewer to look more closely. Each piece works as a whole, combining harmony of form and pattern. His influences are mainly nature and landscape...

Bendavid, Kochevet
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View 'Kb3 A Pinch Of Blue- Small Leaf Shaped Dish'

Kochevet’s exotic porcelain serving dishes aim to adorn the dinner table and celebrate the joy of sharing food. Their flowing forms, glazed with silky white or soft pastel colours, provide exiting possibilities for presenting food.
She works with thin slabs of Limoges porcelain and, using moulds, manipulates and shapes the clay while very wet to create soft flowing forms...

Berryman, Jo
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View 'Jb Poppy Heads'

Jo trained as a potter in 2 workshops - Coldstone Pottery and Campden Pottery in the Cotswolds. She started and ran Deddington Pottery, Oxon before marrying and moving to Hampshire.
Jo uses a potters wheel to "throw" domestic and decorative pots in high-fired red earthenware with painted, wax resist and slip decoration, also oven - proof dishes and some stoneware items for the garden....

Bigot, Pascale
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Pascale was born in Tulle (Correze) France and always loved drawing and painting even as a child, on anything and anywhere, paper, stones, walls and doors.

Pascale studied Architecture in Clemont-Ferrand and joined the evening classes at Les Beaux Arts where she used charcoal and sanguines in her drawings...

Binns, Sue
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View 'Sb7 Mug'

Sue’s skills as a potter are largely self-taught, but she had an inspirational few years under the guidance of Ian Godfrey at the Montem School in the 1980s. Since then her work has been evolving and she has produced a wide range of functional domestic stoneware.
The distinctive patterns are produced by brushing dilute cobalt over a dolomite glaze before firing to 1240°c...

Birchall, Alan
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Inspired mainly by Japanese ceramics and the natural world, Alan combines throwing, hand-building and carving in the creation of individual pieces that are usually both decorative and functional and have an Oriental feel about them...

Bird, Karen
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View 'Kb1 Female Torso'

Karen Bird is a portrait and figurative Sculptor/ Ceramic Artist working in clay and casting in bronze, ciment fondu and plaster of Paris. Portrait sculpture has been Karen Bird’s main artistic interest and passion for over twenty five years. She has undertaken many private commissions in portraiture and life sculpture...

Blakely, Matthew
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View 'Mb27 Rugged Sphere'

Matthew was born in the UK and emigrated to Australia in 1988,where he studied at the National Art School in Sydney winning the State Medal in 1993.
He set up a workshop making tableware and handmade tiles in Sydney...

Boddy, Dave
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View 'Db40 Small Jug'

Working in stoneware both at home locally and here at Bevere, Dave makes a range of wheel thrown pots and individual pieces.
They are reduction fired in a gas kiln. Using both modern and traditional wood ash and “Jun” glazes Dave aims to make traditional pots with a modern feel.

Bolt, Elaine
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Farnham UCA
Objects can tell stories. At times the narrative may be clear and overt, at other times, intangible or obscured. Elaine aims to evoke this sense of narrative through the ceramic objects she makes and arranges. Collections and groups of objects are central to her practice. As a collection, these objects begin to develop connections between them and with the space they occupy...

Boswell, Laura
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View 'Lb7 Sheep & The Northern Rocks'

I am primarily interested by shape and colour. My personal work focuses on rural landscape as I am fascinated by its pattern and by light, weather and seasonality. It’s the perfect raw material for me: local, familiar and in a constant state of change...

Bosworth, Joy
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As a mature student, Joy Bosworth studied Ceramics at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, now the University of Wolverhampton, where she gained First Class Honours in 1987. Since that time, she has worked as a Technician/Demonstrator and then as a Teacher on Foundation Courses at a number of colleges. She was later to become a Part Time Lecturer on BA courses at Birmingham University...

Bowdler, Catherine
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View 'Cb2 Garden Friends'

Catherine Bowdler is a printmaker who grew up in Worcestershire and is now based in the West Midlands. Catherine graduated with a degree in printed textiles but in recent years has moved away from printed fabric to make original and affordable prints on paper...

Bowe, Liz
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View 'Lb5 Bowl'

liz says
"The work I produce is hand made stoneware tableware intended for everyday use.
The main focus of my work is placed on function, form and surface; I am still exploring the perfect balance of function and form, possibly the reason for my passion for teapots.
The surfaces of my pots have developed over a long period of time...

Bowen, Clive
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View 'Cb10 Large Bottle With Medallions'

The roots of Clive’s work can be traced back to pots like English mediaeval jugs and early Tamba ware from Japan. He hopes that he is re-inventing them and not merely imitating them...

Bowen, Lara
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Since graduating she has worked as writer, designer, illustrator and art teacher. Lara now concentrates on her artistic practice, documenting the plants, flowers and fruit that she has both established and inherited in her garden. Recently she has also turned her attention to formal gardens and allotments, and landscapes passed through on road trips...

Braganza, Loretta
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Work is slab built using clay (St. Thomas’ body).
"My linear slipware decoration is an innovative constantly evolving technique.
Strong forms have free and vibrant linear patterning creating all-over images of rich complexity."

Bremner, Simone
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View 'Sb90 Black Bird In A Square Necklace'

She gained a place on a foundation degree to study applied arts at Plymouth College of Art and Design. Through her studies she encountered glass and her artistic practice moved away from ceramics.
During the first year she gained a place on a Master class at Northlands and felt that this was the turning point that enabled her to create glass past the blown form...

Brierley, Ben
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Ben says -
"My ceramic work is wheel thrown and altered using stoneware and porcelain clays. Forms seek to utilise and respond to the malleability of the material and work is altered and assembled while still wet. Current work includes bottles, jugs, vases, platters and bowls.
The work is wood fired to 1400 degrees centigrade in an anagama kiln, for three to five days...

Briggs, Valerie
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View 'Fox Cubs- Litho Print'

Artist Valerie Briggs
Valerie has had a long association with Bevere Gallery; she is a self taught artist and first joined the Bevere Vivis Art Group in the early 1980’s to help her get the measure of her talent and build up confidence in exhibiting. Since those first days she has been closely involved in the evolution of the group into the Bevere Gallery as it is today...

Bromage, Mike
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View 'Mb17 I Could Be Wrong But I've Seen Your Face Before'

Mike was originally a painter specialising in colourful acrylics
He says-
"In 2008 I began working with potter Richard Godfrey at his studio in Devon. Approaching ceramics as a painter, I started working with slips and was amazed by the whole process...

Brown , Sandy
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View 'Sb1 " Terrafirma " - Tall Standing Form'

SANDY BROWN
Born in Tichborne, Hampshire and trained for four years in ceramics at Daisei Pottery, Mashiko, Japan, Sandy Brown has become an internationally recognised ceramic artist. Her organic forms and painterly decoration have been important features of the ceramic landscape for the last three decades...

Bruce, Alexandra
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Alexandra says
"I have been exhibiting for over thirty years. Since moving to Ceredigion at the end of 2003, I’ve been concentrating on painting and pastels.
My work now centres on exploring the essence and pulse of the beautiful Welsh landscape, using colour and form to fire the imagination of the viewer."

Bruna , Dick
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Dick Bruna (1927) is one of the few living Dutch artists to have achieved worldwide fame among young and old. He started drawing in 1940 and among the books he illustrated was the series entitled Zwarte Beertjes (Little Black Bears). Bruna has spent his later career developing his skills within the picture book genre, creating characters such as miffy...

Buick, Adam
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View 'Ab2 A Journey Jar'

“Adam has imposed on himself the strict discipline of the simplest and purest of geometric forms. Don’t expect his spheres of fired clay to be standoffish or predictable though.
Yes Adam makes white porcelain moon jars as chaste in their beauty as the old Korean dal-hang-a-ri vessels that first inspired him...

Bull, John
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View 'Jb8 Small Pewter Bowl'

"All my work is individually hand crafted, thrown on a wheel and each piece totally unique.
I draw upon ideas and sources from ancient world history to create works with a sense of preciousness, grandeur and flamboyance."

Burns, Tim
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Recently the emphasis of my work has shifted from the sheds and fishing boats of Dungeness and Hastings to vessels of a different kind...
My work reflects the world around me, whether it be the places I visit, the contents of my fruit bowl, my ceramics collection or bits and pieces from the beach or garden...

Carey, Stuart
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View 'Sg19 Water Jug ( White )'

Hand thrown in batch to order the series of semi porcelain stoneware vessels combine as beautiful high-end tableware for everyday use or purely display purposes. Lifted from the wheel whilst wet each piece is left with an individual movement making them completely unique whilst sitting comfortably in sets or families of scale...

Carn Pottery, John Beusmans
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View '4 Carn N6 - Medium Large Oval Vase'

John M Beusmans set up CARN POTTERY in an Old Cornish Chapel in the early 1970s. He was born in Hampshire and moved to Cornwall with his parents who ran a retail pottery shop. He studied throwing at Redruth Art College.
John's pottery is distinctive. His pieces vary tremendously in shape, size and nature, but are always instantly recognizable...

Carter, Chris
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View 'Cc85 Large  Pierced Stoneware'

Chris's personal involvement with farming and the landscape give him a special empathy with his native Britain...

Chambers, Matthew
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View 'Mc6 Symmetry Vessel'

Matthew’s initial ceramic training was acquired with Philip Wood in Frome, Somerset in the six years up to1999. He then went on to Bath Spa University where he obtained a First Class Honours Degree in 2002 and an MA from the RCA in London in 2004...

Church, Ray
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RAY CHURCH - Carmarthenshire College
Ray’s inspiration is drawn directly from the use of imagery on classical pottery originating largely from Greece. The scenes in his work are acute and challenging commentaries on our society and culture today...

Clark, Hannah
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View 'Hc2 Orange Handle Hanging Pot'

HANNAH CLARK - University of Brighton

Hannah enjoys using a variety of ceramic processes. In production, she has been focusing on making thrown vessels and hand fitted plates that are intended for functional use in the home. She likes to experiment with surface design, producing a wide range of variable patterns taken from her research...

Clark, Wayne
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View 'Wc43  Pestle & Mortar'

I graduated from Harrow in 1995 with a degree in Workshop Ceramics. In 2000 I gained an MA in Applied Arts from the North Wales School of Art and Design in Wrexham (now Glyndwr University) where I currently work as a Demonstrator in Appled Arts. I am based in Prestatyn, North Wales, where I have a small workshop and wood-kiln...

Clarke, Tania
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View 'Tc18 Pebble Pot -  Large'

Tania says

"I graduated from Plymouth Art College in 2010 and I now produce ceramics from my home workshop in Cornwall, where the surrounding beaches and rivers influence my work. I aspire to capture characteristics of an environment in an object connecting with aspects of the beach, the sea, the sky, rock pools, rivers and pebbles...

Cliff , James
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Wimbledon School of Art
“Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see”
Rene Magritte
There is an element of hoodwinking to my paintings. Perspectives are askew and sometimes multiple viewpoints fold into a space that creates an image at once familiar but estranged from reality and laws of physics...

Cochrane, Rosemary
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View '" Salt - Glaze Ceramics"  Book Published In  2001'

Salt glaze firings continue to fascinate me, with the search to find a balance between the predictable and the unexpected. The effects of a rich orange peel surface swept aside by a soft satin sheen are the gifts of the kiln. Using a variety of techniques the application of both colour and texture are inspired by the natural world; the seasons, landscapes and sea shores...

Cole, Jenny
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View 'Jc5 Small Wing Bench'

Inspired by the outdoors Jenny makes individual and lasting furniture with a sculptural quality, designed to add an individual statement to your home or garden. Jenny began working with metal in 2003 and is one of only a handful of women who has a degree in Artist Blacksmithing.

Coleridge, Harriet
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View 'Hc34 Medium Bowl'

Harriet graduated from Bristol University with a degree in Theology in 1981 and then had the good fortune to become an apprentice to Alan Caiger Smith at Aldermaston Pottery. Here she learnt to throw, to glaze and to decorate pots in the tin-glazed earthenware tradition...

Coles, Howard
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View 'Waiting For The Tide'

Howard Coles is an increasingly acclaimed contemporary artist, producing contemporary landscape paintings and working in the UK. He has exhibited throughout the UK and worldwide, with his work held by national collections in Singapore and Malaysia. He was recently elected to the Royal Cambrian Academy...

Collins, Megan
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View 'Mc6 Wall Platter 2'

Megan explores the interaction between thrown and hand built constructions and the process of reduction firing. She is fascinated by the ever-changing landscape sculpted by the elements, particularly beside the sea. She captures some of this beauty through surface texture and glazes...

Collins, Nic
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View '49 Nc1 Tall Jug'

Nic has now been using clay for almost 30 years. His first encounters with woodfiring began because he had no other way to fire his work. In his late teens and early twenties he began building kilns and wheels and sourcing his own clay from the local river banks. He experimented with raku, sawdust firings and saltglazing...

Collinson, Liz
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View 'Lc21/40 Sake Cup, Shot Vessels, Egg Cups'

The coast line, to the North of Lancaster is very special with gorgeous colourful beaches, and wonderful sunsets. This together with the slate found in the south Lakes has been my inspiration for colour.

I paint with a mixture of porcelain slip, recycled nylon fibre and newsprint, flax fibre and an assortment of oxides and stains...

Colquitt, Jennifer
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View 'Jenc35 Three Flowers1'

After being awarded First Class Honours in Ceramics from Wolverhampton University, Jennifer taught in several departments in the Faculty of Art and Design, Birmingham City University and was appointed Senior Lecturer in the School of Industrial Ceramics where she taught until 1995.

From 1977 onwards she has always had a studio where she has developed her work...

Comins, Chris
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View 'Cc18 Round Clear Bottle'

Chris has a very distinctive style, working with recycled Dartington glass to produce beautiful and unique hand-blown items of the highest quality.
He has served apprenticeships with many talented glass makers including Sam Herman, giving him the basis to be the consummate artist he is today.
His sculptural perfume bottles in stunning colours take the form to beyond the classical.

Conrad, Clare
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View 'Cc5 Vessel'

Clare makes unique stoneware pots, distinctive for the painterly exploration of colour and texture. Using T material (high quality, very coarse clay) that she mixes with smooth, white stoneware, she meticulously throws forms on the wheel, turning, and sometimes, altering them, when they are leather-hard...

Cook, Alyson
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View 'Ac13 Small Earthenware Bowl'

Alyson creates sculptural and functional pieces that are a fusion of hand-built and wheel-thrown techniques with a meeting point of texture and contrast that enhance the form and structure.

Cooper , Prue
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View 'Pc41 Daisy ( 19th Cent Folksong From Appalachians )'

Prue trained as a painter, but preferred the more earth-bound activity of making objects for use. Her work celebrates friendship and the sharing simple pleasures that is implied by large dishes for food.
After art-school she spent twenty years dealing in 18th and 19th century drawings...

Corbett, Richard
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View 'Electric Rush'

ART AT NATURE’S EDGE
Richard hopes to entice you to venture into the dreamlike spaces he has created in his intense paintings and prints, inspired by sunlit groves and misty mornings and the sparkle of water

His work has been described as ethereal, generous, beautiful and evocative...

Cox, Chris
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"I gained my degree in Fine Art from Manchester College of Art in 1971. My specialism was Fine Art ( Painting and
Print-Making )... my inspiration textures and mark making.
I came to clay almost by chance after leaving college...it's versatility a constant source of exploration and experimentation, and have been totally absorbed with the material ever since...

Crompton, Jade
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JADE CROMPTON - Liverpool Hope University
Jade specialises in ceramics and digital design. Her practice involves combining traditional plaster mould making with the new techniques of 3D design. She uses prototypes and digital model making to create unique moulds for slip casting...

Crouchman, Clare
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View 'Cc15 Tree Series 3 - Ceramic Wall Panel'

My inspiration is drawn from the intricate shapes and textures I observe in the environment. I am attracted to patterns that repeat themselves naturally on large and small scales and the configurations within objects that have been transformed by time and place. The past is written into the surface like script...

Cruickshank, Ian
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View 'Ic1365 Misty Dawn'

Ian gets inspiration for his atmospheric pictures from the wonderful landscapes and seascapes of the British Isles .
He started painting in watercolour in 1993 after a long career in aviation. Though entirely self-taught, his style has been greatly influenced by the works of Seago, Wesson, Fletcher-Watson and Yardley...

Curran, Neill
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View 'Nc7 Windswept'

NEILL CURRAN - Carmarthenshire College
Winner - The BEVERE GALLERY GRADUATION AWARD 2014
The potter’s wheel is the starting point of my creative practice. The current theme of my work finds its influence in a song I wrote about sitting at a pond on a bright starry night. From the song I have drawn a memory of tranquillity...

Curtis, Clare
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There are two main areas of her current work. Using the vessel form she fragments it and combines the organic lines and smoke firing process to create non-functional vessels. By reuniting the fragments of my vessels to complete the form once more, she is able to create a new language within her work.
Her sculptures place emphasis on balance, volume and shadow...

Curtis, Eddie
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Eddie trained at the then Bath Academy of Art between 1973 and 1976.
In 1979 he established a workshop at Middle Rigg with his wife Margaret where they have worked ever since.

He has been making ceramics for nearly all his working life, perfecting technique and accumulating a repertoire of responses that he can call upon as the need arises...

Dahl, Roald
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View 'Cp69 It Was A Big Bottle - George's Medicine'

Very well known for his story telling and drawings.

Dally, Mark
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Mark’s Black and White studio ceramics were a hit when he last appeared here. He brings a new and often rather quirky aspect to domestic ware and he has a deft decorator’s hand and an endlessly creative imagination.

Darby, Louise
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Louise has steadily gained a reputation for finely thrown white stoneware and porcelain, and made the techniques of incising and carving very much her own.
Stylised images of animals and plants are cut freehand into the leather-hard clay and, after biscuit firing, are inlaid with eggshell smooth glazes maturing at 1280°C...

Davies, Jo
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View 'Jd12 Porcelain Cup'

Jo works in Porcelain and produces hand thrown functional ware.

Davies, Lowri
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View 'Ld Beakers'

Lowri’s Welsh heritage is a major source of inspiration. Distinct works in bone china reference china displays and household accumulations that allude to a sense of place through a re-stimulation of iconography and symbolism that has a deep relationship with her roots...

De Benedetti Bud, Laura
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View 'Lb17 Cup And Saucer'

"Through my work I want to highlight the preciousness of life and the rituals of food and drink with objects that are both special and tactile. I am attracted to porcelain as a material because of its whiteness and translucency, and because of the fluidity that throwing can give to it...

De Choisy, Kevin
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View 'Sk57 Thistle Bowl/cachepot'

Kevin was born in 1954. He trained at Harrow School of art under Colin Pearson and Walter Keeler. Kevin spent much time in the United States between 1978 and 1991 working in various pottery related positions and filling in time between ceramic jobs as a truck driver...

Debus, Monika
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Monika makes two-tone slab-built stoneware vessels which are low salt-fired in a *reduction atmosphere.
"My particular kind of stoneware differs from that of my peers as it concentrates firstly on painting, and secondly on the vessel and its form, and therefore I complement the simplicity of my painting with a basic slab building technique...

Denyer, Isabel
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View 'Id2 Teapot'

British Studio potter

Dewar, Richard
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View 'Rw8 Teapot/sculpture'

Richard makes salt-glazed stoneware and porcelain. His production is made up of a small amount of domestic ware although he tends to concentrate on one-off pieces based around the functional form.
All his work is ‘once-fired’ to 1320°C in a one cubic metre wood-fired kiln. The firing lasts thirty hours and includes four hours reduction and two hours salting...

Dexter, Hayley
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View 'Hd11 & Hd12 Ceramic Brooches'

Hayley’s work is a selection of ceramic jewellery pieces handmade using stains slips and inlay decorating techniques, inspired by 1950’s British and Scandinavian design.
The latest collection comprises of earrings, brooches cufflinks and necklaces

Doherty, Jack
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View 'Jd23 Blue/orange Teabowl'

I make porcelain which explores and extends the qualities associated with this beautiful material. I make functional pots which range in scale from fine delicate cups for tea or cider to large unexpectedly rugged slab dishes and plates.
The forms are either thrown or slab-­built with surfaces which are pierced, stretched, carved and ribbed...

Dooley, Julie
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JULIE DOOLEY -Cardiff School of Art & Design
Inspired by the places and objects that Julie has seen and experienced, her work has evolved into an exploration of the patterns, rhythms and continuity of nature and the landscape. Using porcelain coloured with stains, oxides and copper wire she tries to create a sense of a moment captured in time, something transient and elusive...

Doran, Fleen
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View 'Fd5 Small Bottle'

Fleen says

I am currently pursuing my interest in wood fired salt-glaze with guidance and mentoring from Micki Schloessingk, with whom I am doing an apprenticeship. I am in the fortunate position of receiving funding and support from the ‘Adopt a Potter’ trust...

Drakeford, Bridget
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View 'Bd29  Celedon Round Vase'

Bridget Drakeford has been designing and making pottery since 1977.
During the early years in Scotland she made domestic stoneware, but now works exclusively in porcelain using both reduction and oxidised firings.
She has been a prizewinner at the Mashiko Ceramics Competition in Japan, and at the World Ceramic Exposition in Korea...

Ducker, Rachel
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View 'Suspended Mesh Figure'

Rachel sculpts wire into human forms to create intriguing and stunning pieces. Well practiced in life drawing combined with being trained as a jeweller led Rachel to experiment with this medium and the results are truly captivating. Each sculpture is featureless and so it is the posture which says everything about the pieces, the hands being the main tools of expression.

Dufayard, Françoise
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View 'Fd1 Small Square Plate'

Born in 1960
A diverse range of influences have informed the work of Françoise Dufayard. During the late 1970s Françoise studied ceramics at the Ateliers de Fontblanche in Vitrolles, then she travelled in Asia (1981-1982).
From 1983-1987 she worked for Gustave TIFFOCHE and Suzy ATKINS...

Dyer, Sue
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"I have been influenced by Ikebana, the Arts of Japanese Flower Arranging, which I have studied for several years. Together with this and the influence of other Japanese Art, I have explored the use of asymmetrical forms using the natural colour of stoneware and porcelain clay, enhanced by stained inlay decoration...

Edmondson, Libby
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Libby adopts a varied approach to her painting, which is predominantly in acrylic. Some of her work is quite abstract whilst other is more figurative. One of the distinguishing features of all her work is vibrant use of colour. Much of her work reflects her interest in the local landscape...

Edmondson, Nigel
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View 'Nle16 Green Landscape Sculpture'

"Current work includes sculptural and/or functional pieces for the garden and conservatory and some smaller scale work suited to a more domestic setting. Surfaces are often richly textured and much of the work incorporates landscape-based abstraction that reflects and responds in particular to the Lakeland Fells that lie on my doorstep and on which I enjoy walking...

Edwards, Elisabeth
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View 'Ee4 Large Cup - Clear Glaze'

Elisabeth throws sculptural domestic ware in porcelain, aimed at giving pleasure both in display and practical use. The multi functional vessels can be arranged in groups, stacked or placed singly; each a sculpture in its own right...

Edwards, Karen
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I create a variety of small handmade garden sculptures and planters that will complement any setting, from traditional to modern.
Each piece is unique - I rarely make repeats as due to the nature of the handbuilding and decorating techniques that I use, each one will vary slightly.

Faraday, Annabel
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View 'Af17 Mersea Shed'

Annabel’s pots are about places. The work is hand built from slabs decorated using an innovative method of printing onto raw clay. The forms retain a simplicity providing a canvas for the highly detailed imagery, graphic and textual, that appears on every available surface, inside and out...

Farrell, Dennis
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Dennis Farrell's painterly seascape pots have been featured in the gallery to date, now we are pleased to be able to show new work which depicts the woodlands near his home in Shropshire.

These atmospheric pots show a genuine painter/potter at work. We liked his evocative seascape pots however this new work has a very different feel...

Ferguson , Laura
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View 'Lf 29 Utensils 2'

Laura produces a range of work combining ceramic and mixed-media such as wood and metal.
Her work is slab-built, layered with printed imagery and raku-fired. The printed imagery on her work relates to her past and the traces others leave behind...

Fletcher, Beth
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View 'Bf29 Moor, Drift'

Beth says "I gained a 1st class BA Fine Art and Art History in 2002 and an MA Fine Art distinction in 2004, and since 2001 have been exhibiting in group and solo shows mostly in Cardiff, Shrewsbury, Aberystwyth and Birmingham and also in London, Cheltenham and Bath...

Flo, --
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View 'Flo21 Kyanite & Pink Stone Necklace'

Natural looking stones with interesting shapes and colours are the main inspiration behind my work.
Whether it be a combination of complimenting stones or the simplicity of just one stone by itself, every piece is unique and attention grabbing.
Current designs involve the use of semi precious stones such as labradorite, kyanite, aquamarine and African brass.

Forster, Matt
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Initially, Matt's work has a sense of perceived simplicity. The heightened colour values are realised by a series of controlled watercolour washes empathetic to the screen-printing process.
The methodical layering of the separate washes, applied dry on dry, allows the surface to open up a much broader palette...

Fountain, Rob
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View 'Rf12 Obelisk Sculpture 2'

Rob has been a ceramics practitioner for over 40 years, teaching art and ceramics in West Midlands’ schools, but now living in Radnorshire, Mid Wales, where he has his workshop/studio and continues to develop his ceramics and printmaking. Rob’s ceramic practice is a combination of Raku, Earthenware and Stoneware...

Fowler, Georgina
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Georgina says
"I’m a recent graduate of Hereford College of Arts.
I make handmade slip cast earthenware vessels and plates.
Each vessel and plate is decorated with ceramic transfers which I have designed myself. These designs are inspired by fairy tales, imagination and the surreal.
Each piece is unique in how I
place the transfers."

Fowler, Penny
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Penny uses porcelain and bone china clays. She makes moulds in which she casts her forms which enables her to make very thin fine forms, often using layers or inlays of different coloured slips. The forms are then hand carved and then finely sanded to achieve a natural smooth "pebble" like quality. She often make forms that link together as pairs...

Fowler, Wendy
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My recent body of work is inspired by the coast, beach huts and beach found pieces. I use my sketch books to work out my designs using paper, tissue and cardboard.
I translate these designs onto thrown or handbuilt pieces and paint on them with ceramic colours in quite a free and bold way, scratching through the surface as well...

Freemantle, Michelle
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View 'Mf44 Grasping The Orient Medium Bowl'

After graduating from Derby University with a BA in Applied Arts, I was selected to take part in IWCAT 2000, an international workshop in Tokoname, Japan and subsequently invited back two years later, to make work for an international group exhibition. Japan had a huge effect on me and my approach to ceramics...

Frith, David
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View 'Df13 Tall Bottle - Tenmoku & Nuka Overglaze'

David is one of the most respected of Britain's potters. Born in 1943 in Lancashire, he trained at Flintshire Technical College, Wimbledon School of Art and Stoke on Trent College of Art. He established his first workshop in 1963 in Denbigh, North Wales where he was joined in 1966 by Margaret, his future wife...

Frith, Margaret
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View 'Mf18 Tall Bottle - Poured Green Celadon & Brushwork'

Margaret discovered clay at Bolton College of Art and developed her enthusiasm at Stoke-on-Trent School of Art under the tutelage of Derek Emms. He introduced her to working with reduction fired stoneware in the Eastern tradition...

Fulton, Ronnie
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View 'Rf11 The Fishwife'

Ronnie was born in Glasgow. He graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a B.A. Hons Design (Ceramics) in 1980. Since 2005, as well as making, he has worked as a part-time teacher of ceramics in various schools in East Lothian...

Gøtzsche , Ninna
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Ninna says of her work, “I like my pots to be harmonious and simplistic - because I then have the freedom to play with them. Make one lean one way, have an unusual detail one another. I try to work with simplicity in order to give those details more room. My work is white porcelain with inlaid lines of colored clay. The lines play with the simple, yet often surprising forms.”

Garrard, Peter
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"I was awarded a first class degree at Manchester Metropolitan University in 3D design and studied Ceramics at Alfred University in New York State, USA.
I enjoy working on a wide variety of subject matter, with recent sculptures based on the figure, architecture and natural forms...

Garratt, Jonathan
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View 'Jg41 Glazed Small Samosa'

Jonathan has specialised in making distinctive and unusual terracotta pots for gardens for nearly 30 years and currently enjoys a reputation as one of Britain’s foremost garden artists...

Gazur, Magdalena
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View 'Mg48 Organic Shape 1'

Magdalena Gazur, 27, lives in Poland. She first studied ceramics at the Wroclaw Academy of Fine Art in Poland before coming to the University of Wolverhampton to extend her studies. She is proficient in throwing, handbuilding, glaze technology, painting and drawing...

Gee, Tim
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View 'Tg 6 Open Bowl'

After 20 happy years as a Chef Tim was forced through ill health to change careers. Art College seemed like a good idea and whilst there he touched clay for the first time, the date was November 22nd 1996, He immediately and rapturously fell head over heals in love...

Genders, Carolyn
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View 'Cg20 Spring Is Here!'

From the moment I started to work in clay it came instinctively to me to use colour and brush marks on my work; a single glaze, however beautiful the surface finish, was never going to be enough.
Discovering vitreous slips many years ago, gave me a material with the surface quality that I had searched for; a way of creating surfaces, vibrant or subtle without the use of a glaze...

Gibbins, Jon
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View 'Jg8 Small Teabowl'

Jon is a studio potter from West Wales - he gained a BA Honours Ceramics degree.
Jon was born partially-sighted and from the age of two was registered blind. Throughout his life Jon has regularly tried to verbally explain the limits and characteristics of his sight and the way he perceives the moving world around him...

Gittins, Christine
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View 'Cg36  - Ceramic Bead Choker - Peach'

"My work is wheel thrown and turned with high precision. I love the symmetry of the wheel and the ability it gives me to control shape and form. I use a very fine clay with no added grog. After turning I burnish the clay surface until the surface is completely smooth.
The shapes I love to make most are round, like the traditional clay containers made in the rural parts of Africa...

Godfrey, Richard
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View 'Rg103 Slab Built Vase Shape'

The inspiration for my work comes mostly from the coastline and countryside around my studio. Ideas for forms are often derived from things that I pick up on the beach. Shells, bits of wood, plastic bottles, in fact just about anything. I walk a great deal and usually find things in the hedgerows to inspire me. I love natural forms like insects, seeds and berries...

Gomez, Tanya
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Tanya grew up by the south coast of England, travelled and worked extensively overseas and returned to the UK to start her career as a ceramicist.
She studied at Camberwell College and graduated from the University of Brighton in 2004. She has developed her work, stirred by her coastal upbringing and sea travel...

Guy, Anne
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Garden Designer

Hake, James
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View 'Jh30 Hump Thrown Bowl'

"I work at the potter’s wheel, specialising in large bowls and one off pieces I also make slab rolled work including wall hangings and square dishes.
My work I decorated with a range of oriental glazes, these are applied quickly by dipping and pouring in different combinations which fuse together in the heat of the kiln...

Hall, Jennifer
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Jennifer graduated from Cardiff in 1994. She has a studio near Rhayader in mid Wales where she pots on a kickwheel, making slip-decorated, useable earthenware.

Hall, Morgen
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Morgen graduated from the Grays School of Art Aberdeen in 1983 and The Cardiff Institute of Higher Education in 1984 with an MA in Ceramics. She lives and works in South Wales. She is a Fellow of The Craft Potters Association. Morgen makes a wide range of domestic tableware which is inspired by the food it is intended for, from tea cabaret sets to spaghetti jars.

Hall, Sam
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Born in Yorkshire, Sam Hall has spent nearly two decades living and working in St.Ives. Sam's work has been seen by some as bridging the art/craft divide and frankly these painterly, beautifully crafted pots would sit equally well in a fine art context.
Sam trained at Harrogate College of Art and Design between 1985/87 and then Loughborough College of Art and Design until1990...

Hamer, Janet
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View 'The Potter's Dictionary - Book Of The Month - April 2009'

Janet Hamer’s birds are first and foremost sculptures made in ceramics. There is excitement in the essentialised shapes and the use of colour.
Hollow vessels are transformed by simple additions into evocations of geese, ducks and grebes. A subject is always based on a particular species, observing the shape evolved for a lifestyle, the patterns and colours...

Hamlyn, Jane
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View 'Jh53 Porcelain Mug'

Current Work
Raw-fired saltglazed stoneware pots, thrown and hand-built, for everyday use and for ornament.
When salt is thrown into a hot kiln the sodium vapour comes into contact with the particles of silica on the surface of the clay pots and melts them, forming a glaze i.e. the skin of the pot itself becomes the glaze...

Hammond, Lisa
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View 'Lh86 Lh  Large Hakeme Bottle'

For more than 30 years I have been making vapour glaze pots, for many years concentrating on producing functional high temperature soda glaze pots for the preparation, cooking and serving of food in the broadest sense of the word.
Raw glazing using slip and a pallet of firing schedules gives the work its rich colour and texture...

Harris, John R
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View 'Jh72 Cotswold Woodland'

Delicate and subtle are perhaps surprising descriptions for the work of a past rugby-playing, marathon-running Welshman, but they’re frequently used adjectives for John Harris paintings.
The contradiction more remarkable when his career is considered: 25 years teaching art in some tough schools in UK and abroad, but throughout, his interest in painting has been a constant thread.

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Harrison, Claire
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View 'Ch20 Arches In Toledo'

Claire studied fine art and drawing between 1985 and 1992 in Taunton, Oxford, London and Prague.
Since then she has had many solo exhibitions and been part of larger group events...

Harrison, Nic
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View 'Nh28 Teabowl'

Nic moved to Cornwall in 1975 with his wife Jackie, a weaver. Having completed a ceramics course at Cornwall College, he went on to train at The Leach Pottery in St Ives, under Janet Leach and was the last student to work as part of the production team.
In 1981, together with his wife’s weaving studio, he established Trelowarren Pottery on the Trelowarren Estate near Helston...

Harrison, Raewyn
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View 'Rh4 Medium Mud Larking Vessel'

Raewyn’s inspirations come from many sources, the most predominant being a love of architecture, history and a less conscious, but no less important fascination for tidal landscapes. Having grown up by the sea in New Zealand and having lived half her life in London, these locations come together in her work...

Harvey, Ros
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View 'Rh6 Fish Eagle A / P'

Ros is a Member of the Royal Ulster Academy and The Pastel Society of Ireland.
Impressions from a Donegal childhood have enabled Ros Harvey to capture the vivid and rugged elements of the Inishowen landscape, and is the essential focus of this artist. She has brought the primary elements earth, wind, fire and water into her compositions...

Haugaard, Aase
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Denmark
As a studio ceramist, Aase sees herself responsible for the whole ceramic process going from wedging the clay to taking the finished pot out of the kiln.
Shapes and structures are of great importance. Her main interest is in the choice of firing and especially the related effects and changes each method applies to her pots...

Hayes, Peter
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View 'Ph105 Red Keyhole Totem'

Peter Hayes' ceramics lead an unusually adventurous life before they reach the gallery. Not only are they subjected to the hazards of raku firing, involving huge shocks in temperature and thick, blackening smoke, but they are submerged in a flowing river for months at a time. Hayes' studio is an old Toll house on a bridge over the Avon...

Healey, Mike
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View 'Abstract 2'

Painter and Mixed Media Artist.
"For many years I painted landscapes in the traditional manner, mainly using oils.
Since I retired from my work as a Social Worker I have enjoyed more time to explore other forms of expression...

Heeley, Richard
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View 'Rh15 Guinomi - Fish &  Wash Pattern'

Richard grew up in Stoke-on-Trent, surrounded by pottery. His mum is a complete china addict; the kitchen cupboards hold more pottery than food and there are sets of crockery for every occasion. From a very early age he knew Pottery was always going to be an important part of his life...

Heinz, Regina
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Inspired by the mountaineous landscape of her home country Austria and constructed from soft slabs of clay, Regina Heinz’s pieces display an organic and sensual quality. Reminiscent both of the intimacy of a body and the flowing lines of a landscape, her work, equally, can be seen as purly abstract - dealing with form, volume, line and colour...

Hewitt, Sam
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View 'Western Road'

Sam Hewitt studied visual and performing art at Brighton University and fine art foundation at Stourbridge College. Prior to that, a Rudolph Steiner primary education and evening classes in figure drawing from former Goldsmiths lecturer Sam Rabin, have shaped his approach to colour and the human form...

Higgins, John
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View 'Jh13 Small Platter With Yellow Pot'

The ceramic vessels that John Higgins makes refer most often to architecture, archaeology and everyday objects. A format is decided, but room is always allowed for spontaneous and expressive handling of the medium...

Higgs, Pete
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View 'Ph34 Forest  Floor Platter'

"The elements, textures and evolved forms in nature are the principle influences of my ceramic work, evoking ideas of the natural cycle of organic life; my latest work reflects this.
The type of clay I use is important to the form and theme of my work; I try to choose the most appropriate material for each of my themes...

Hill, Eric
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View 'Cp15  Spot's First Walk 150/495'

Eric Hill Spot Collector's Edition Prints
Eric Hill was born in Holloway, North London in 1927. As a graphic designer he was working on a novelty advertising mailer with flaps to lift up. The flaps made his two-year-old son laugh, so Eric created a lift-the-flap book especially for him about a mischievous puppy called Spot...

Hirai, Akiko
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View 'Ah91 Tea Bowl ' Marsh ''

Akiko produces domestic ware for everyday use. She bases her designs on Japanese aesthetics of relativity, the beauty of imperfection, irregularity, spontaneity, and impurity. It is a white slipware depiction of a woman who is wearing white make-up. It is called Kohiki (powder blown) ware...

Hoadley, Thomas
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My current ceramic work reflects an investigation into several areas of interest and an attempt to unify solutions to various visual problems. One interest is in the vessel as an abstract sculptural form and its many associations, both literal and metaphoric. Another is pattern and color and how a collection of abstract elements can create various feelings or impressions...

Holmes, Sylvia
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View 'Sjh23 Small Orange Dish'

I enjoy using layers of texture, line and colour to create rich, evocative surfaces on simple thrown or hand-built stoneware forms. Inspiration can come from anywhere, from tyre tracks in snow to nerve transmission diagrams, from lichens growing on logs to satellite imagery...

Hopkins - Gibson, Thomas
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View 'Th44 Sake Bottle-2 Cups & A Tray'

Thomas’s fascination with the form and texture of wood is evident in his work; replicating wood is not his goal, it is the starting point that takes him from the wood turning lathe to the plaster cast, to hand building and back to the lathe in an association of ideas that informs and educates as it evolves...

Hopkins, Dean
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View 'Dh1 Aurora Light Form -blue'

Dean obtained a B.A.(hons) 3D Glass Design at Stourbridge College of Art and Design where he trained for three years.

and then The International Glass Centre, Dudley College
where he studied Techniques of hand making & decorating glassunder master glassmaker Malcolm Andrews -
"I work with a magical material called glass...

Horne, Matt
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View 'Mh52 Long Thin Necked Tear Drop Shaped Vessel'

Crystalline glazing is time consuming & expensive to produce. There can be many failures, but when all goes well the effects are stunning.
All of my pots are hand thrown in porcelain, one of the more difficult clays to throw, especially large pots. Crystalline glaze is mixed using a variety of ingredients, some measured in minute amounts...

Howard, Ashley
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View 'Ah59 Bowl'

In 2003 Ashley graduated from the Royal College of Art, having taken time out from his career as a maker and lecturer to study for a Masters degree. On the face of it, this decision could be seen as something of an indulgence, but in fact the decision to re-enter education as a mature student demanded a good deal of courage...

Howarth, Sheena
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View 'Sh2 The Malvern Hills'

Sheena trained at Liverpool College of Art. She has been drawing archaeological artefacts for many years and has worked as an archaeological illustrator in York, England, in Pompeii, Italy and Belize, Central America where she lived in 20 years She has now returned to England.
Her art is precise and detailed when needed for illustration and her paintings aim to be tranquil and serene...

Howells, Joanna
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View 'Jh9 Tea Bowl'

"My work concentrates on form and texture. I make pieces which are simple yet have a softness, a freedom and a sculptural quality.
I work in porcelain, for its innate beauty and because its smoothness allows the use of subtle textures. The pieces are altered to both exploit and escape the soft cylinders and circles imposed by the wheel.
I'm often asked about sources of inspiration....

Howells, Sue
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View 'Sh3 Rolling Clouds'

Sue is a self-trained artist now working full-time as a painter.
Known for her interpretation of landscapes and buildings Sue has developed a bold and vivid style to express her view of the world and bring perspective to her paintings. Sue works mainly in watercolours but loves to experiment with other media...

Hughes, Shirley
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Shirley Hughes is one of the most highly-respected children’s authors and illustrators working today.
She has written over seventy books, including Dogger and the Alfie series, and illustrated many more by other writers. She has been published across the world and generations of children have grown up enthralled and comforted by her work.

Humber, Amelia
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Amelia's oil paintings strive to relay the atmosphere and emotion of the landscape through a personal and momentary experience. They contain the ideas of capturing the sublime and those immediate feelings of drama in a continuously changing landscape, which she feels are inexplicable through words and drives her to explore and express these emotions through the media of paint and line...

Ireland, Claire
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View 'Ci3 Small  White Spindle'

Claire’s studio is at the London Museum of Water and Steam. She uses the creative atmosphere, facilities and special location to inspire her work. She has started to explore alternative hand building techniques; larger more sculptural forms have emerged during her research. The smoky and painterly surfaces she achieves envelop her ceramic forms and are integral to the whole...

Ivanov, Orli
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View 'Oi24 Untitled Figure'

Orli’s approach to sculpture centres around mortality, it captures the conflict between material disintegration and intellectual fortitude. The mind, subjected to the needs of the primordial body, drowns in desperation. The inability to exist beyond it’s primitive self impedes the unremitting pursuit towards enlightenment...

Jackson, Paul
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The unique character of Paul Jackson’s work derives from two interrelated processes. Each piece is first thrown on the wheel, then subtly altered in form - giving the pot an individual character and strength defined by a journey of discovery...

James, Jeremy
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View '/jj1 Cock - Crow'

"The sculpture I produce ranges from animals such as hares, cockerels, otters and meerkats to human figures.
My work is made in a range of clays such as stoneware, porcelain and earthenware. I have been designing and making ceramics since 1987.

James, Jill
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View 'Jj16 Fused Silver Bangle - Pink Topaz'

contemporary jewellery
Jill James combines precious metals and gemstones to create unique pieces of contemporary jewellery.
Jill lives and works in the Yorkshire Dales and her interest in mark making and surface texture is inspired by the rugged weather beaten landscape that surrounds her, its scars and fissures, its textures and imperfections...

James, Rosemarie
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View 'Rj6 Open Bowl'

Rosemarie is an experienced studio potter who has exhibited both in the UK and overseas. She is also well known locally as a pottery teacher. She trained at Wolverhampton College of Art and her early sources of inspiration were Lucie Rie and Hans Coper.
However, Rosemarie is especially attuned with the strong sculptural forms of pre-Columbian pottery...

Jelfs, John
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View 'Jj6 Oval Black Bottle'

John set up his studio 40 years ago in the Cotswolds with his wife Jude.
From his first exposure to studio pottery, he was immediately excited by the work of the late Bernard Leach and his lifelong friend the Japanese potter Shoji Hamada. It was the strength and quietness of their pots which most excited him about their work...

Jelfs, Jude
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View 'Juj1 The Three Graces'

At art school, Jude worked mainly in bronze, while studying for a Dip AD in Fine Art (Painting with Sculpture).
She worked as a potter for a number of years after she married John Jelfs. Over time, she found herself moving back to where she started; progressing away from functional wares towards more sculptural ideas...

Jenkins, Jean
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After a successful career as an occupational therapist, Jean gained a first-class degree in ceramics from Wolverhampton University.
Using impressive technical ability, she makes large stoneware hand-built vessels of a sculptural nature, creating great visual impact. Her work received immediate recognition: ‘The Potclays Award for Outstanding Work in Clay’...

Jerem, Anita
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View 'Cp16  Little Nut Brown Hare Held Tight  161/495'

Illustrations by Anita for
Sam McBratney' Book
Guess How much I Love You

Jirankova - Limbrick, Martina
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Artist

John, Sarah
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View 'Sj1 Small Amphora 1'

Sarah Says
"My current work is inspired by materials gathered from my local area and also from the methods involved in processing the clay. The alchemy of transformation from organic to permanent and my experiments with naturally occurring patterning has led to individual pieces which combine elements of the archaic and contemporary...

Johnson, John L.
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View 'Wooden Tractor,wagon, Chickens And Ducks'

Hand sculptured wooden toys for children crafted out of English hardwoods. A member of the British Toymakers Guild and were accredited Toy Maker of the Year in 1998.

Johnstone, Emma
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Emma Johnstone is a London-based contemporary ceramicist who creates work using the dramatic firing process of Raku.
Each piece is a unique hollow-thrown vessel, which is Raku fired and gilded with three types of gold and copper leaf.

Jolley, Philip
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Surface quality and pattern with hidden detail combined with multi viewing points have always been of interest to me.
My pieces have evolved from the use of layers and colour and I am still very much interested in hidden detail and surface quality...

Jones, Alison
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Alison studied at Camberwell College of Applied Arts, London for a B.A. Hons. Degree in Ceramics. Since graduating she has become a member of the Oxfordshire Craft Guild and has established a workshop in South Oxfordshire. She teaches pottery and figurative sculpture courses at Sunningwell School of Art and is a tutor in a variety of schools and community centres...

Jones, Charlotte
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View 'Cj12 Blue & Sand Bowl'

Charlotte first showed at Bevere in the Cornwall
Show last year and her work was much admired.

She has always had a passion for drawing and making keeping sketchbooks and making collages. She trained at Falmouth College where she obtained a BA (Hons) in Studio Ceramics.
Cornwall with its dramatic land and seascapes inspire her to make ceramics...

Jones, David
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David Jones was born in 1953. He graduated in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Warwick in 1974. He has been a Senior Lecturer in the Ceramics Department at the University of Wolverhampton, for the past fifteen years and is a Fellow of the Crafts Potter Association of England...

Jones, Mary
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MARY JONES - 2013 Graduate- Cardiff School of Art and Design
Mary’s work is sculptural, figurative, painterly and expressive. Her main interest is human emotions and how they are expressed in our faces. Her chief intention is to find different ways to communicate these emotions through her ceramic practice, consequently giving each piece presence...

Judd, Andrew
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View 'Aj07 Teme 4/30'

Andrew, who trained in Fine Art in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, lives and works in Malvern.
Imagery derives mostly from charcoal drawings sketched on walks. He has been cutting and printing from his own lino blocks, using a home-made press, for the last eight years...

Judkins, Linda
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View 'Spring Headlands'

Linda enjoys responding in paint to the ever-changing light and colour of the atmospheric spaces near the River Teme, the Malvern Hills and the coast.
She develops her compositions using preliminary studies, so that recollections of transient effects are combined with an overall sense of form.

Jupp , Mo
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View 'Mj11 Sitting Figure With Raised Base'

MO was born in South London in 1938. He graduated first from Camberwell Art School where he was taught by Hans Coper, Lucy Rie and Colin Pearson and later developed his vocation in ceramics at the Royal College of Art.
Since the 1960's he has been teaching and lecturing in many English art colleges. His work enjoys worldwide esteem...

Kato, Jill Fanshawe
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View 'Jfk6 Exotic Plants Bowl'

A kinship with nature is visible in JILL FANSHAWE KATO’s unusual ceramics.
To Jill birds are the embodiment of freedom. Not surprising therefore that, following a degree in Painting at Chelsea and Pottery in Japan, everything she makes in clay reveals this affinity...

Katzenstein, Lisa
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View 'Lk4 Curved Vase ' Honesty ''

"My pieces are slip-cast or press moulded white earthenware with hand painted 'tin-glaze' decoration. In this technique you paint on top of the glaze prior to firing.
Where my work differs from traditional Majolica is in the way I use it as a medium for painting in its own right...

Kavanagh, Daniel
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View 'Dk2 Vessel With Wings'

Ceramic work is hand thrown using either earthenware or porcelain clays, some pieces are formed using a selection of parts, which are then assembled by hand and fired up to temperatures of around 1100 degrees for earthenware and 1300 degrees for porcelain. My work attempts to create parallels between contemporary Fine Art and Craft practices...

Keeler, Walter
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View 'Wk48 Medium Articulated Jug'

Walter Keeler's pottery is mainly domestic and functional in salt glazed stoneware or, more rarely, earthenware. He trained at the Harrow School of Art, studying under Victor Margrie and Michael Casson, and later returned there to teach.

Walter says"The pottery tradition is at the heart of all my work. Pottery for use has been central to all settled human communities...

Keenan, Chris
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Chris has always made work for domestic spaces - pots to be used; pots to be handled; pots to be looked at. He was taught to throw with Limoges porcelain and it remains the only clay he has ever worked with. At an early stage in his apprenticeship, he used tenmoku and celadon glazes in combination for the first time - unaware of their iconic status in the ceramic lexicon...

Keeney, Christy
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Christy Keeney started his career at art school in Donegal.

Although drawn more towards fine art, he was encouraged to continue working in clay. Whilst developing his throwing skills he became more interested in sculpture.
Christy graduated from The Royal College of Art in 1988 and started working from studios in London...

Keogh, Karen
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View 'Kk13 Dont Walk Too Far From The Olive Trees 3/75'

My work consists of vibrantly coloured, three-plate etchings and painterly monotypes, which take the landscape for inspiration. Recently, however, my work has become more abstract, as I simplify shapes and find patterns within the landscape. Using three metal plates for each print is labour intensive, technically difficult, and requires a great deal of foresight...

Kershaw, Wendy
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WENDY KERSHAW
After destroying some of her father’s roses by digging up clay to make things as a child, Scottish ceramicist Wendy Kershaw went on to graduate with First Class honours from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, followed by a Masters degree at Cardiff...

Key, Ray
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Creative Woodturner of international renown

Ray has loved making things from wood throughout his life; his first recollections are from around the age of seven. Whittling, carving and fretwork were all interests.
He has been a member of the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen since 1973.
He has been turning wood for over forty years...

Kim, Jin Eui
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Jin Eui Kim is a ceramic artist originally from South Korea. He graduated from Cardiff School of Art and Design with an MA and PhD in Ceramics, during which he studied the illusory effects of the application of black through to white on three-dimensional surfaces...

Kim, Sun
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Sun Kim is Korean. She is focused on functional wares; the throwing wheel is the major tool she uses to produce them. She is intrigued by the quality of porcelain, which is soft, warm, responsive to her touch and ‘playful to her imagination’ The engineering process of making pots is one of the aspects that excites, challenges and arouses her curiosity...

King, Ruth
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View 'Rk4 Medium Oblong Bottle'

Ruth’s vessels possess a contained stillness and have been described as ‘starkly formal yet inventive'. Restrained and reflective, their essential qualities are expressed with economy and quietude. The components for each piece are cut from sheets of clay then assembled, modified and intensively worked; they are structured and tailored to contain space...

Klein, Anita
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View 'Ak12 Lady Serving Apples 21/50'

One of the UK’s most prominent and successful artists, Anita is BOTH a painter and a printmaker and her works which depict her family life have received broad acclaim.

"I want to celebrate the small moments we all tend to overlook. They're the really important things.....

Knapp - Fisher, John
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View 'House On The Common 365/850'

John Knapp-Fisher was born in 1931. Following studies in Graphic Design at Maidstone College of Art from 1949, John worked in exhibition design and later for the theatre as a designer and scenic artist. In 1958, while based in London, he began to concentrate on painting and exhibiting...

Koch, Gabriele
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I am concentrating on simple forms, trying to integrate balance and tension, stillness and movement, expansion and the containment of volume.
All pieces are hand built and some are burnished to achieve a tactile surface. The distinctive patterning which complements these burnished forms is achieved in a carefully organized secondary smoke firing...

Landreau, Jean-paul
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View 'Jpl2 Square Dish ' L'oiseau "'

Jean-Paul treats the surface of the work as a painter uses canvas. Multiple layers of coloured clays, slips and sgraffito motifs share influences drawn from Leger, Cocteau and Braque.
In his more abstract figures he enjoys the interplay of the motif and the form. Each design is intended to 'Sing out to the viewers own imagination'...

Laverick, Tony
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View 'Tl2- White Perspex Wall Piece'

Tony has been designing and making ceramics for 30 years and has used many different techniques and materials during that time. He is currently working with transparent porcelain and, also, specially prepared black porcelain. His pieces are either thrown and turned or slabbed. They are then fired to 1260 C with subsequent lustre firings at a lower temperature...

Layton, Peter
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View 'Aplo1  Skyline'

“I think that if people live with beautiful or stimulating things they will live, breathe, and
think better. These are difficult, even fearful times, and I am reminded of a poem I wrote that ended:
“and what was there
before time or magic
And what will remain after
Will there be relics?”
I sincerely hope so, and that my glass will be found among them...

Le Corre, Gilles
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View 'Gc41 Tea Bowl Shino/black Glaze'

Gilles was born in Quimper, France. He trained at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts and in 1979 graduated with B.A Hons.
He has exhibited widely in the UK and his work is to be found in Stoke on Trent City Museum and Art Gallery, The W.A. Ismay Collection Yorkhire Museum York and Rufford Ceramics Centre Nottinghamshire...

Leach, Benedict
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View 'Bl8 Large Wall Mounted Head'

Benedict’s work is influenced by his travels abroad and his studies of native artworks. He works principally in wood, metal and stone which are carved, beaten and formed.

Ben works mainly in limestone, one of his favourites being the local Hamstone. It has a warm golden colour with darker striations which weather beautifully...

Leach, John
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View 'Jl35 Vase ( Stone )'

Born in St Ives Cornwall John Leach was apprenticed to grandfather Bernard and father David Leach between 1957 and 1963. In 1964/5 the pottery at Muchelney in Somerset was established making oil-fired functional ware.
John has established an international reputation for his hand-thrown, wood-fired oven-to-table stoneware...

Leighton, Jessica
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View 'Blue Rolling Hills'

Jessica was born in Bogota, Colombia where she spent the earlier stages of her life before moving to the Cotswolds. It was her exposure to the vibrant and bold colours of South America and her travels that have fuelled her passion for portraying on canvas the different landscapes she comes across...

Lewis, Roger
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View 'Rl5 Long Dish'

Roger creates decorative non-functional or functional forms in earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. His hand built bowls, dishes, vases, jugs, small planters, and containers constructed from sheets of stoneware clay or porcelain can fulfill a utilitarian function but
are more often used as a focal point in an interior...

Lillerman, Sue
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View 'Sl1  Tall Vase'

Sue recycles in a different way. She keeps interesting shaped glass bottles and makes moulds and remakes the shapes with clay, altering each one by using different types of clay, changing the shapes slightly so that each ‘recycled’ bottle is different. She finishes some of her work by burnishing then fires to bisque...

Lillistone, Trevor
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View 'Tl6 Tall Vase'

Trevor is a ceramicist with over 20 years experience based in Bath. He makes hand thrown stoneware. The work is in three distinct ranges, two of which are shown here - electric fired decorative ware and electric fired tableware...

Littlechild, Sue
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View 'Sl4  Two Bowls On Slab Base'

"My work explores the relationship between geometry and nature. The composite pieces I make are hand built in a white stoneware clay using a combination of pinching, press moulding and slab building processes. The work is fired inside saggars filled with sawdust and fired to stoneware temperature. This gives distinctive markings and a dense surface quality".

Loder, Claire
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I make heads and faces.
Although relatively shallow in physical depth my sculptures are intended to have a psychological complexity, they rarely look directly at the viewer, are often lost in thought or otherwise occupied. I am also driven by narrative; spoken and written language informs much of my work...

Lossock, Neil
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View 'Nl21 Lillies'

Neil says-
"As a blacksmith I graduated from the world-renowned School of Blacksmithing in Hereford, where I later taught. Based in Herefordshire, I am inspired by organic forms“ such as ferns and alium, - and also by the mythical - life-sized dragons being a speciality.
In addition to working in metal I now also work with wood."

Lovell, Andy
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View 'Al5 Olive Grove  Provence 18/35'

Artist/Printmaker
Andy was born in east London. He studied at Liverpool School of Art and Design (1983-86) where he specialised in illustration. He has had numerous commissions for newspapers, magazines and books and held several exhibitions of his prints. He works using drawing and painting as the starting point for his prints, mainly lithographs and silkscreen prints.

Lowe, Kate
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View 'Kl14 Looking For Love'

Kate says-
"I am trying to express that energy or feeling we experience when we have time to take in an image or view and then see it in our minds eye later on. Reflecting times I have spent domestically at home and away on travels, the smaller things in everyday life still move me as much as the big adventures we have away from it too...

Lungley, Martin
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View 'Ml1 Tea Bowl'

In the 1980s Martin studied on the highly regarded Design/Ceramics course at Kent Institute of Art and Design, Rochester. In the mid 1990s he entered the BA ceramics course at the University of Wales, Cardiff.He found the variety of the course inspirational and then applied for, and was accepted, to study for an MA at the Royal College of Art...

Macculloch, Ian
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View 'Im96 Mister Hare 2/60'

Since studying at Northampton School of Art, Ian MacCulloch has worked as a teacher, freelance designer, finished artist/illustrator and computer printmaker. In recent years etching has come to be Ian's primary vehicle of expression.
Many of his etching utilise traditional techniques and processes, but a large part of his work remains experimental...

Macdonell, Alasdair Neil
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Neil MacDonell
Professional member of The Craft Potters Association
Born in Southwark, London. My Father was an architect and my two sisters and I had a lot of exposure to the arts and crafts, particularly old buildings! I remember becoming aware of the creative effects of fire when a neighbours wooden garage containing an ancient ash framed van caught fire...

Macdonell, Sally
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Sally MacDonell
Professional member of The Craft Potters Association
I am continually fascinated by people. I'm a great observer of people and thrive on interaction with others. I explore the human condition by modelling the female form from clay; changing the mood and feeling of a piece by the positioning of a shoulder or hand...

Macgregor, Duncan
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Born in 1961, Duncan grew up in the Midlands where he still spends a substantial part of the year. Despite living so far inland, he managed to develop a passion for the sea, and spent a highly significant eighteen months sailing across the Atlantic and then around the coast of Britain. He now spends part of the year back home in the Midlands, and the rest of the time in Scotland...

Mackinnon, Blake & Janette
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View 'Mac 305 Necklace'

Mackinnon Jewellery
Blake and Janette both trained at art school in London. Blake in ceramics and jewellery at Central School
and Janette in ceramics at Croydon College. Blake was in charge of the ceramics department at Portsmouth College of Art and subsequently Croydon College...

Maddison, Kevin
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View 'Km2 Girl In A Bush 2/40'

I originally trained as a typographically based Graphic Designer at the London College of Printing but have spent most of my working life as an Illustrator, having developed my illustration ability whilst working for the then influential publisher Mitchell Beazley...

Malone, Jim
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View 'Jm6 Large Bowl'

Jim is one of Britain's foremost potters
He has been making high fired stoneware pottery since the early seventies. He works alone producing a wide range of individual pottery forms...

Maltby, John
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View 'Jm17 Family Group'

John Maltby, whose work needs little introduction, is one of the best known sculptural potters working in England. He has a quite distinct voice; often seen as quintessentially English it combines contemporary and traditional perspectives as well as humour and a sensibility that embraces family and heritage...

Marsh, Matthew
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View 'Mm28 Bright Yellow  Large Cup & Saucer'

Matthew Marsh
was a Wolverhampton Graduate who first appeared in the Bevere 2010 Graduate Show and has been in the gallery regularly since then.
There is a unique quality to Matthew’s work which embraces classical forms and yet through alteration and his striking decorative technique gives all his pieces an almost decadent quality

Marsh, Pete
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View 'Reflections'

Pete attempts to produce, not just a facsimile of what he sees, but something that expresses what he and (hopefully) his audience feels.
He feels his work is perceptual rather than conceptual, emotional rather than intellectual and he prefers expression over realism, subtlety over sensationalism, substance over novelty and intuition over reason...

Marshall, Will Levi
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View 'Wlm  74 Wall Panel'

Will Levi Marshall was born 27 March 1969, is married and has two daughters.
I trained in ceramics/design (Ba. Hons. 3D design Man Met UK, MFA Fine Art (ceramics) Alfred NY USA.) and have established an international exhibition record in that field, with my work in many significant public and private collections...

Martin, James
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View 'Rising Mist'

James was born in Lossiemouth, Scotland. A natural and compulsive artist, he drew and painted from his earliest years, which marked the beginning of a life-long passion for art.
After qualifying and practising as a doctor for seven years the desire to make art would not go away and in 1993 he made a complete career change turning full time to painting...

Matheson, Andrew
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View 'Am2 Bowl With Red Spots'

RBSA
The wheel is central to my method of making and all work is Reduction fired to 1280’c with glazes based on classic recipes.
I generally work with either a stoneware or porcelain body. The bowls though similar in form, each one is unique depending upon how the glaze is applied to the form or the way that two glazes react when overlapping...

Mattos, Marcio
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View 'Mm15 Small Bottle'

Hand built vessel oriented stoneware and paperclay pieces, reduction fired.
Being a musician as well as a potter, I bring into my ceramic work the same creative process which lies behind improvisation in music: the spontaneity and intuitive "free-ness" of the moment of creation.
I like to leave impressed in clay the immediacy of this process, both in texture and in form. The...

Mc Phail, Karen
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KAREN McPHAIL

Karen graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a first class Honours Degree and then completed a post-graduate Masters in Ceramics in 1990. Since then she has worked on numerous art education projects and while her three children were young, she ran a pre-school nursery. She now makes her ceramics in a workshop at her home in Renfrewshire...

Mccarthy, Alex
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View 'Am32 Textured Bottle - Gold Lustre Trickle'

Alex McCarthy says
"I aim to create objects with a harmonious connection between surface and form. My pieces are formally inspired by simple ceramic profiles and the highly textured surface is a response to my fascination for touch.
The tactile qualities of my artifacts are inspired by textures that surround us such as; tree bark, natural rocks, cracking paint and even marine life. The...

Mcdonagh, Kay
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Kay McDonagh is married with two children and lives in Worcester.  She has always painted and when her first child went to school in 1986 she decided to turn her hobby into a profession.  She loves cats and many of  her paintings are of her own dog Ozzy.
Her other work includes both animal and flower studies...

Mcintyre, Hannah
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My interest in architecture, in particular steel bridges has caused me to look closer at the intricate and complex patterns that they portray. I love the symmetry and the precision of these bridges and their huge scale.
I combine the essence of these large structures with thin pieces of clay, portraying them through framed wall tiles...

Mcnally, Crispin
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View 'Cm11 Round Earrings'

Colourful Porcelain jewelery

Mcshea, Lesley
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View 'Lm 6 Medium Bowl'

Lesley McShea's work is mostly wheel-thrown with some press-moulded textural combinations.
I reference elements of ancient artefacts, period garden ornamentation and architecture in my work. I produce a wide variety of functional, individual, one-off pieces including: elevated stemmed vessels, birdbaths, sconces, lidded bowls, vases, and candle bowls...

Mcwilliam, Martin
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View 'Mm36 White Flat Small Bowl'

Martin McWilliam showed here for the first time and we are delighted that he agreed to show his work here.
Living and working in Germany he regularly shows at in London.
The trompe l’oeil effects and multidimensional construction are exciting and always attract attention from enthusiasts of studio ceramics.

Mcwilliam, Niall
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View 'Golden Light Over Eildons'

: Edinburgh based artist Niall McWilliam paints contemporary themes which enable the spectator to draw upon a veriety of experiences. He aims to conjour moods which his audience can share and enjoy. Niall has developed his paintng techniques allowing a layering of materials which are built up creating a visual depth to his work...

Melbourne, Mark
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Mark trained at Muchelney before spending four years in West Africa as a VSO volunteer, kiln building,training and making pots.
In 2002 Mark rejoined the Mulelney Pottery full time.

Mellors, Kate
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Kate’s work is centred on a long-held interest in gardens and architecture and is influenced by traditions of outdoor pottery and garden ornament. Further references are drawn from wood carvings and metalwork of West Africa and the Far East.
The ceramics she makes are used sometimes in work-place courtyards and public spaces, as well as in the more intimate enclosures of private gardens....

Meyer, Hennie
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View 'Hm30 Tall Vases'

Acclaimed South African ceramist Hennie turns the expressive qualities of clay, composite shapes and colour into aesthetically pleasing vessels, objects and installations.
Her work is neither commercial nor mass-produced. Every piece is individually shaped by him, then glazed and fired...

Mihalyfi, Monika
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View 'Mm8  Kortanc/circle Dance'

Potter- Works in Porcelain

Moorhouse, Sara
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The development of my work into ceramics, colour and spatial perception began with a Masters degree at Cardiff in 2003. The work explores the ways in which spaces within landscape appear altered depending on the ever-chan
The bowls act as a canvas for paintings that distil specific landscape scenes, perceptibly altering the size, depth and shape of the form by the applied colour...

Morris, Mark
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View 'Mm7 At The Point  Of Separation'

Mark says
"The core direction of my work is best described as an investigation of possibilities and relationships. These abstract sculptures have volume, line, and surface interventions as their main components...

Morris, Tony
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Potter

Moss, Eric
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I work in raku as I like the way the finished pots reflect their 'elemental' journey from mud to ceramic: I think this particular process imparts a 'sense of life' within a piece.

The transparent crackle glaze I use dresses tightly-controlled, thrown, sculpted forms in a complementary random and natural effect punctuated by paper and glue resisted areas...

Moye, Katrin
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View 'Km4 Sue Binns & Succulent 2/25'

Pattern and colour are hugely important in my work. I love the feeling of rightness that a lovely, regular repeat pattern can give you, and the way patterns can change when different palettes of colour are used.’
More recently Katrin has started to develop her love of pattern and ceramics through 2D processes such as original paintings and prints ...

Muchelney Pottery-, John Leach
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View 'Mp2 Med Squat Casserole'

Whether you are looking for a bread crock, a chicken brick, a salt pig, a goblet or more everyday kitchen and tableware crockery, from jugs, mugs, dishes and storage jars to bowls, plates, hotpots, casseroles and tea or coffee pots, you’ll find them in our kitchenware range...

Murray, Claire
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View 'Cm17 Epaulette Man'

CLAIRE MURRAY has worked with clay since her early twenties - as both a student and during her career as a teacher. She now devotes her time to the development of her own work and teaching in schools as a clay artist.
She is a figurative ceramicist and her current work is based around the complexities of human communication...

Myers, Emily
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View 'Em17cylinder'

Emily makes vases and other vessels on the potter's wheel. She uses carving and facetting techniques as well as employing beautiful glazes. Strong elegant forms with fine crisp lines and deep colours characterize Emily's work. She draws on both organic and architectural themes.
She is a Craft Council Selected Maker and a fellow of The Craft Potters' Association.

Nakajima, Hiromi
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View 'Hn33 Blue Hippo'

Hiromi was born in Japan although she has lived in the UK for some time now. She trained at the University of Westminster (Harrow) where she obtained an Honours Degree in Ceramics in 2009. The oriental influence is evident in her sculpture and gives each piece a distinctive look...

Niblett, Andrew
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View 'An80 Tiny Bowl With Bar'

Andrew has had an affinity with clay from the moment his parents bought him his first potter’s wheel at the age of five. Enthusiastic schoolteachers encouraged this early enjoyment of art, in particular clay...

Nichols, Jeremy
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View 'Jn14 Pourer With Short Open Channel Spout'

I make saltglazed domestic pots, specialising in teapots together with jugs, mugs and cups of varying shapes and sizes. These have been steadily evolving since 2000 when I started experimenting with open handles as an alternative to the closed loops conventionally used in ceramics...

Nottage, Helen
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Helen graduated from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff in 2002, with a BA (Hons.) Ceramics. She has since completed an MA at Wolverhampton University.
She has used her MA to develop her professional practise and to branch out into different areas of artNottage; developing work to be encountered in different realms such as public art and gallery pieces...

On Ceramics, Books
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We have a large number of books about all forms of ceramics. Some written buy reknowned potters

On Ceramics, Books
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We have a large number of books on all forms of Ceramics and Pottery for sale by Wellknown Potters.

Ostinelli & Priest
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View 'Os85 Sitting Pig'

The perfect opportunity to see two heads working as one. Drawing on our individual talents and strengths we have established a range of work that is both popular and collectable. All work is hand built and each piece individual.
Inspiration is drawn from human animal and bird form on an ever changing basis...

Outibridge, James
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James is a First Class Honours Graduate from the Royal College of Art.
Curved sections of clay are constructed with numerous planes and perspectives, inviting the viewer to peer inside to a world of contorted shadows. Pieces often appear to float with no visible flat base which creates a tension with their surroundings...

Padley, Rachel
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View 'Rp26 Green Man'

My career as an artist began in 1976. When I left school, I went to work as a stone carver at St Paul’s Cathedral. I subsequently went on to obtain an honours degree in sculpture at Kennington School of Art. I then went on to work as a conservator of ancient monuments at, among other places, Arundel Castle and Harewood House...

Palin, Andrew
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View 'Ap47 Green Reticulated Vase,  Cobalt Interior'

Artist’s Statement

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” - Edgar Degas

The objective of my work is to make ceramics which are considered to be individual pieces of art, to make forms which emotionally stimulate and/or satisfy the observer, and to make surfaces which retain interest and engagement with the piece...

Palmer, Jitka
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View 'Jp37 Read A Story - Bowl'

"I was born in Prague.
I studied medicine and worked as an anatomist.
In 1985 I moved to Britain.
I studied ceramics at Croydon College of Art and Design.
Set up my studio in London with the help of a Crafts Council Setting Up Grant.
I live and work in Bristol.
ABOUT MY WORK
My work is figurative, narrative and expressive, inspired by stories and themes...

Pargeter, Richard
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View 'Sailing Boats'

Born in the Midlands in 1976, Richard’s artistic leanings were obvious from an early age. As a child he dreamed of being a painter, and he regards himself as one of life’s lucky ones, gifted with the talent to turn dreams into reality...

Parslow, Mandy
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View 'Mp12 Tiny Oval Bowl'

On completing an honours degree in three-dimensional design, Ceramics at Cardiff School of Art and Design, Mandy returned to Wexford -her home county - to establish her studio pottery in 1994. She moved to her current studio and showroom, a renovated gate-lodge in rural County Tipperary, in 1999. Here Mandy specializes in wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware, building her current kiln in 2006...

Partington, Janine
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I am a designer-maker based in Bristol combining the traditional craft of enamelling with fresh, clean, contemporary design.
Enamelling is the art of fusing glass onto metal. Watching an enamelled copper panel emerging from a kiln glowing red hot after being fired at a temperature of 800°C is always an exciting experience. As the metal cools the true colours of the panel emerge...

Paterson, Pauline
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Pauline was born and educated in North London. She left school at fifteen and worked as an Assistant Stage Manager and actress in various repertory companies as well as in the West End of London, film and television. Pauline eventually became a television Production Assistant and worked her way up to Assistant Producer...

Peaker, Annie
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My work is a response to my fascination with the power of body language and movement.
Each piece of work is a unique composition with striking features and fluid lines. Surface texture plays an important part and l enjoy exploring the huge potential of the clay and the firing process to deliver new finishes...

Percival, Anja
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View 'Ap6 Street Light 2 108/150'

Anja Percival is a printmaker who was born in Durham.
After initially pursuing a scientific career, Anja then studied Fine Art at Falmouth College of Arts, where she discovered her love for printmaking...

Perring, Susie
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View 'Sp9 Late Summer Evening 4/120'

Nowadays I work almost entirely in aquatint (images made up entirely of tones, with no drawn lines) or make monoprints painted directly on the printing plate.
I love aquatints for the range of contrast possible, and for the velvety effect it gives, especially with darker colours...

Phelps, Barbara
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View 'Bp18 White Vase'

After a career teaching science, Barbara graduated in Visual Arts as a mature student, from the University of Gloucestershire in 2003.
Her work both in ceramics and painting refers to the influence of man on the environment. Changes in colour and shape of the earth are remnants of industry which can be represented by oxides and volcanic glazes or by textural surfaces...

Phethean, Richard
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Richard is an established professional potter whose work has been exhibited throughout the UK and can be found in collections internationally. He is a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association, and is on the Crafts Council of Great Britain's Index of Selected Makers.
His latest work primarily focuses on honey and clear glazed finishes...

Phillips, Jonathan
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"My work is made to be used and enjoyed. It is all thrown using a stoneware clay. I keep the forms as simple as possible, working on the subtle variations and contrasts that highlight one form from another.
For the surfaces I layer slips and glazes, to create a rich and varied effect, and use a combination of dipping, pouring and hakeme to make spontaneous marks which compliment the form.
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Pickering, John
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Warwickshire artist -Photographer and designer

Pickford, Jenny
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View 'Jp1 Hope'

Jenny is a contemporary artist blacksmith designing and making unique sculptures, water features and architectural ironwork. Her designs combine forged, galvanised steel, with spectacular blown glass.
Currently one of the country’s leading female artist blacksmiths, Jenny creates original designs that uplift the soul...

Pollex, John
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John Pollex has worked in all areas of slip-decoration since the early seventies. In the mid eighties he developed a range of highly coloured slips which he now applies to his work with a variety of sponges and brushes.

Popham, Amanda
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View 'Ap17 Double Dog Candlestick'

Narrative ceramics which may seem, at first glance, decorative and playful but, like all good stories, can be ambiguous or sinister or have an air of thoughtful melancholy.

Using the clay with a combination of formality and spontaneity with detailed modelling, painting and surface decoration, including words, I continue to strive for clarity and fluency of ideas and feelings...

Potts, Tracey
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View 'Tp44 Tiny Pot 8'

2009 Graduate Potter

Prescott, Ruth
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Ruth is a designer and maker of flowing and geometric ceramic forms and has recently graduated this year (2010) form Central Saint Martins BA (Hons) Ceramic Design.
She was born in Northern Ireland and has a mixed heritage with Scandinavian and Irish roots.

Her ceramic work celebrates attention to detail and functionality in strong, sculptural forms...

Price - West, Valerie
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Carmarthenshire College - 2012 Graduate
Valerie makes ceramic sculptures that feature combined figurative and abstract elements expressing personal poetic narratives. The work displays complex and seductive surfaces inspired by both seascapes and landscape.
Whether she is out there rowing, long distance walking or riding her horses, she observes her environment and feels part of it...

Price, Trevor
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TREVOR PRICE. ARTIST/PRINTMAKER

The artist Trevor Price (born 1966) specialises in drypoints and etchings that are handmade and hand printed in his studios in London and St. Ives.
He studied at Falmouth and Winchester Schools of Art and at the age of 28 was elected a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and is currently the societies Vice President...

Ramp
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All the ceramics are hand-made; thrown on the wheel by Rupert Johnstone and then hand painted by Alice Hartford. The current range is fired at earthenware temperature. Colour is first applied using various clay slips. When the clay slip is drying, scraffito tools are used to incise lines through the colour and create specific designs...

Read, Alison
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View 'The Dare Devil Sparrow'

Alison is from Lincoln and specialises in hand made original prints in a variety of methods; Screenprints, Etchings/Aquatinting and Linocuts.
The subject matter is quirky, fun and mainly animal humour, but always different.

In the main, Alison is a known as a printmaker, although she has had commissions in bronze. She studied at Newcastle University, completing her B.A.(Hons) in Fine Art.

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Read, Steve
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Steve grew up in Cornwall and the coast has always been a huge influence and inspiration to him. He was fortunate enough to have Cornish Painter John Piper as his art teacher at school and through him gained a place at Falmouth School of Art in 1987...

Rees, Nick
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View 'Nr24 Indented Bottle'

Nick Rees
Born 1949, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
Nick Rees works as master potter for John Leach at Muchelney Pottery, hand-throwing a repeat range of stoneware kitchen pots and everyday tableware, as well as making individual signed pieces, mainly bottle and bowl forms in wood-fired stoneware.
Nick has worked with John Leach at the Pottery since 1972...

Richards, Andrew
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" I have been making pots for over 20 years and exhibited all over Britain. My work has evolved and matured and followed many different styles and techniques, but eventually I have returned to my first love Wood Firing."

Andrew uses local materials- clay, rocks and ash. He has built 2 kilns enabling him to produce a variety of work which reflects his own style

Richards, Christine - Ann
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View 'Large Urn - Fire'

Much of Christine-Ann’s work is influenced by her journeys to the Far East, and especially by her first visit to China, with other potters, in 1978. For more than 25 years she has co-ordinated and accompanied other artists and people from throughout the world on visits to China and Central Asia...

Richards, Nicola
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View 'Nr15 Large Flat Bottom Bowl -  Star Pattern'

For many years I had been getting increasingly tired of the constraints of slip casting and glazing and had been searching for a freer way of working. Since 2000 two events have been central to my new way of working. A Jane Perryman five-day course and a trip to Malawi, working with Malawian potters, changed my whole outlook and presented me with a wealth of new possibilities...

Robinson, Naomi
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View 'Nr1 I Will Hear Your Voice'

Naomi’s work refers to mourning, loss and remembrance. Relating to these themes, she explores human emotion with her ceramic vessels by focusing upon what we can remember of our lost loved ones...

Robison, Jim
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View 'Jr1 Celtic Interlude'

Jim Robison’s primary focus is the creation of ceramics with sculptural and architectural applications. These are often slab-ware vessels, which are individual pieces and sculpture commissions.

He is a frequent demonstrator and is well known for his lectures and courses. He is an elected Fellow of the Craft Potters Association...

Rodgers, Emma
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Emma graduated from Wolverhampton University in 1998 completing both BA and MA courses.
Many influences shape the work she now creates, from Giaccometti, Naum Gabo, Egon Schiele and Elizabeth Frink. She also extracts experiences from travelling, searching out ideas from both ancient cultures and contemporary art to melt into her current résumé...

Rogers, Phil
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My work is divided approximately equally between two kilns. About half is Salt Glazed in a 60 cu.ft. kiln that is fired with propane gas and the other half in my old and trusted oil fired kiln of 75 cu.ft.
Salt Glazing is an exciting, but often less than predictable, method of firing pottery. As the kiln approaches the height of the firing the temperature has risen to a white hot 1260C...

Rollo, Sonia
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Sonia was educated at Glasgow University, graduating with a B.Sc. in agricultural botany. She worked in scientific publishing as editor of Chemoreception Abstracts.
In 1988 she started studying printmaking at Morley College. She is a founder member of Half Moon Printmakers, a member of the cooperative Southbank Printmakers and a past vice-chair of the Printmakers' Council...

Ross Thompson, Sarah
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Sarah Ross-Thompson is a Fine Art Printmaker specialising in hand-inked, original collagraph prints inspired by the Dorset landscape.
Using carefully built collage blocks, her work combines the vibrant colours of oil-based printing inks with the textural qualities of the materials she uses. This combination produces a distinctive look that makes her work instantly recognisable...

Rossman, Fritz
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View 'Fr44 Bowl'

Fritz has been showing work at Bevere since the German Show held here in 2010. He is a member of the ceramic collective Keramikgruppe Grenzhausen a much respected group of studio potters whose work is widely admired. Fritz is a fine thrower and is often to be seen demonstrating at ceramic fairs...

Rudge, Lawson C.
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British Ceramic Sculptor

Ruggiero, Nici
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View 'Nr2 Slice Nut Form - Small'

"Ambiguity surrounds my work, through which I strive to sensitively engage the viewer.
Thrown, altered and nurtured on the potter's wheel or meticulously hand built using coils, my sculptural monochromic vessels are Raku fired and then left naked without glaze, only dressed by delicate decoration painted in smoke...

Ryan, Sylvia
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Sylvia decided to pursue her interest in pots when she was in her late teens. It began with Chinese ceramics in Hong Kong where her family lived for some years. Some years later, when her own two children, now adult, began school, she took a degree course in Art and decided to teach...

Sada, Elke
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View 'Es37 Tall Vase Shape'

"It was traditional slipware as well as 18th and 19th century porcelain I was always attracted by. Two very different styles yet both have rich qualities about them and both have influenced my work from the beginning. I was already 35 years old when I finally left my career as a research technician to follow a long cherished idea...

Saddington, Patricia
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"Although my ideas and inspiration come from the Cornish landscape, especially West Cornwall, people often say my paintings remind them of other landscapes, usually a place or a time that has a special meaning for them. This is not unexpected as when we look at an abstracted image we bring to it our visual memories. So for each of us it has its own meaning".

Salmon, Antonia
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View 'As1 Winged Form'

Antonia has worked as a ceramic artist since 1984, developing a strong interest in making ceramic sculptures that have a purity of line and form. The processes of hand burnishing the surfaces and smoke firing the finished pieces imbue the work with subtly and depth; the works appear timeless, contemplative and poised...

Salt, Michael
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View 'West Pier, Whitby'

Michael Salt was born in 1955 in North Worcestershire and studied at Stourbridge Art College.
After working in Jersey and Wales as a Graphic Artist, he returned to his own town of Stourbridge, to concentrate on painting.
He finds inspirations in varying subjects, the British countryside, whether rural or coastal, buildings, railways and aircraft...

Samvado
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View 'My Eye Is Single,  My Way Is In'

Samvado is a sculptor based on the Lizard.
We have two of his works out of Nature in the Bevere Collection of sculptures in the Gallery garden.
From local trees, Samvado's simple forms take us into the landscape. Wood is not just material but show their source in their structure, and if life is one, our source too...

Sawtell, Lily
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View 'Doris'

Lily studied sculpture at Harrow School of Art in London, and her figures have gone to collectors as far afield as the U.S., New Zealand and Australia, as well as throughout the U.K. and Europe. Lily's love of African and Oceanic art is clearly reflected in her work and the early influence of Brancusi and Modigliani have contributed to the special character of her figures...

Schloessingk, Micki
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View 'Ms16 Tea Bowl'

Micki lives & works in the beautiful environment of the Gower Penninsular, South Wales, where she makes wood-fired, salt-glazed ceramics.
As one of very few potters in the UK making contemporary wood fired salt glazed work.
Micki explains
"The packing of a salt kiln is very intricate and time consuming...

Schuricht, Kate
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Kate Schuricht makes elegant raku and stoneware sculptural ceramics in a range of subtle crackles and smoky finishes.
Raku fired boxes, vessels and containers with permanently bound lids are conceived as small scale installations. Wood, slate and precious metal gilding are all used to create a sense of balance and harmony with the ceramics...

Scobie, Lara
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View 'Ls42 Large Pourer'

"I studied at Camberwell and Edinburgh College of Art and have been making ceramics for over 20 years. Throughout my career I have exhibited extensively and have work in both private and public collections and have had work selected for many international competitions including Mino, Japan and The Fletcher Challenge in New Zealand of which I was the premier winner...

Scott Martin , John
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John Scott Martin RSBA
John was born in Nottingham and studied painting at Nottingham College of Art in the 60's. He lives in rural Warwickshire, just about as far from the sea as you can get. This doesn't stop him from making frequent trips to the coast to build his picture library...

Scott, Paul
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My work involves the digital manipulation of established vocabularies of printed motif, pattern and image from industrial ceramic archives and engraved book illustration. Cloning and collaging these, sometimes with photographic elements, I create contemporary artworks in ceramic and printed form.

Seiker, Fred
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View '"  Lest   We  Forget "'

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Sellars, Karinna
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View 'Ks3 Splash'

Karinna is a contemporary artist / maker with a passion for creating unique objects from hot glass.
Using traditional glass blowing and hand forming skills combined with modern design, Karinna creates elegant pieces ranging from luxury giftware to one off art forms...

Shaddock, Jill
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View 'Js7 Tiny Glazed Vessel'

My practice focuses on the exploration of materials and process.
My current work looks at celebrating and enhancing the process of slipcasting and exploring how a user relates to a product by creating a narrative.

By manipulating the normal methods of slipcasting, using a layering technique, I create unique objects that elevate a process normally
associated with mass production. My...

Shadwell, Kathy
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The theme of Kathy’s work is fired by an interest in people, their complexities, the protective barriers they erect and their strength and fragility. The pieces are made in series which allows different aspects to emerge.
The technique involves laminating different clay bodies, including coloured porcelain. The method evolved from an interest in geology...

Shaw , Vicky
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View 'Vs 10 Bowl & Cylinder Composition 2'

Vicky holds a BA (Hons) and A Masters degree in ceramics from CNAA, Staffordshire Polytechnic, now Staffordshire University.

Vicky is noted for her work in porcelain, particularly for her expertise in porcelain finishes and her distinctive use of colour and form...

Shimwell, Alex
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View 'As29 Lidded Orb With Slip Celedon'

My work is thrown on the wheel and either gas or wood fired.
I am interested in the material, form and texture of the pieces and how these aspects interact with one another, the glaze, and the firing environment; allowing a natural interaction to decorate my pieces rather than applying a more formal pattern or motif.

Shread, Peter
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View 'Ps52 Wychbury Hill From Clent'

Peter says
"I was born in Birmingham and trained at Moseley School of Art and Birmingham College of Art...

Sinclair, Helen
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Helen graduated in sculpture from Wimbledon School of Art in1976 and her passion for sculpture is as strong as ever. The human figure is her primary subject: the figure in movement and at rest, clothed and unclothed, modeled in mixed media and cast in stone-resin or bronze. She exhibits widely in England and Wales and has work in private collections on four continents...

Smith, Daniel
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View 'Ds 55 Large Oil Bottle'

Daniel Smith produces a wide range of hand-thrown porcelain tableware. His honest and simple approach results in an understated elegance. The weight of the porcelain in the hand combined with the pure delicate forms makes each piece a delight to hold and use.

Smith, Frank A
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Frank Smith has a lifetime of interest and participation in art, crafts and making generally. He has participated in short courses in a myriad of disciplines from glass engraving to blacksmithing. Theoretical training and working as a professional mechanical engineer provided an appreciation of design, material properties and processes that has served him well in crafts, particularly ceramics.

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Smith, Mark
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View 'Ms31 Chicken Shack With Fox'

Each piece of work by Mark Smith draws inspiration from the sea, and each has it's own unique appearance and story to tell.
Objects found on travels or by shoreline often become part of the work.
Mark uses a variety of techniques to achieve the finished look of a piece, focusing mainly on decay and repair...

Smith, Trevor. A.
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Author of "Sketching Wild Birds"
Trevor combines a career in wildlife conservation with his passion for wildlife art. He has been painting for 25 years, working from life whenever possible; the British countryside and its wildlife providing the inspiration for his work...

Southam, Jenny
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View 'Js35 Woman With Two Cats On Her Lap'

Jenny lives and works in Exeter.. She works in the medium of terracotta specializing in individual hand-built figurative sculptures. She is continually evolving new ideas, most of which reference her fascination with Etruscan tomb sculptures and Staffordshire mantelpiece figures. The sculptures explore mythic and domestic themes and many are inspired by working in the garden and on her allotment.
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Sparke, Stephen
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Stephen makes and fires much of his work in West Wales with Joe Finch. However he is also becoming something of a travelling potter working in Gloucestershire, Ireland, and wherever else the opportunity to woodfire exists.

He is passionate about wood firing...

Spencer, Bradley
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View 'Bs9 Two Part Pod Form'

Bradley says
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My practice as a ceramic artist begins with the act of drawing. It is through this physical process that I reach a greater understanding of the subject considered, and in a way, it becomes part of me...

Stampton, Tim
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View 'Ts2 Explorers  8/15'

Tim is an artist and illustrator working from his studios in Malin, County Donegal, Ireland. He creates handmade prints from his wood engravings and woodcuts and also produces watercolour illustrations.
In 1989, he moved to Ireland with the Irish artist Ros Harvey. Together established Ballagh Studio in Malin by converting old farm buildings...

Stedman, Barry
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View 'Bs16 Vessel With Green & Blue'

Most of Barry Stedman’s work is made with red earthenware clay. It is usually wheel thrown and altered or constructed from soft slabs and then painted with coloured slips, stains and oxides.
He enjoys working with simple vessel forms, exploring and developing exciting relationships between colour, texture and form...

Steventon, Brian
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View 'Morning Light - Monterosso'

Brian Steventon . RBSA . MBA. BA Hons
Brian explains “I am inspired by the abstract element within the subject,
very often atmospheric and light conditions enhance the abstract quality
that I am seeking...

Suchodolski, Jane
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View 'Js12 Lilac Vessel'

Jane has been working with clay for over thirty years and is continually inspired by the people, places and things she loves; her family, friends, the sea and the land that gives her clay.
Her continuing experimentation with colour in the glazes she makes holds a deep fascination for her and most of all she enjoys the happy accident...

Takahashi, Kyoko
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Kyoko is influenced in her work by forms found in the natural world. The shapes she creates are like eggs and seeds, which are created organically to protect life from the elements (air and water), or like pebbles which are shaped by those same elements, through the forces of erosion...

Talbot - Greaves, Paul
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View 'Ptg10 One Window Looks Outward From The Derelict Farm'

My work reflects the rugged scenery of the landscape, either in the context of wild places or in the nature of the South Pennine landscape where I live. Here, I draw my inspiration from the remains of the pre-industrial revolution era where farming and hand loom weaving were once the mainstay in this part of the world over 250 years ago...

Tatebayashi, Kaori
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View 'Kt18 Kurocha Plate'

Kaori grew up in a family who traded in pottery in Kyoto, Japan a city renowned for its ceramics. From a young age, then, she was surrounded by the simple, elegant forms of Japanese tableware.
Following her studies in Kyoto and the RCA in London she has exhibited frequently in London and Japan...

Taylor, Christopher
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View 'Ct22 Medium Dish With Cracked Pink Glaze'

In 2000, after completing a degree in ceramics at the University of the West of England, he moved to Devon to embark upon an apprenticeship at Dartington Pottery. For the next five years he worked in several ceramics studios across the country gradually honing his making skills...

Taylor, Jo
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Jo's complex ceramic structures are constructed from individual hand formed pieces, which are joined together to complete the finished sculpture. Influences include large decorative expanses such as plaster ceilings, carved stone facades and wrought iron gates, in particular the drama created by light & shade with the depth of surface...

Taylor, Louisa
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View 'Lt7 Squash Jar'

The source of inspiration for Louisa’s work stems from museum collections of historical dining vessels. She is fascinated by the rituals of dining and the role of tableware in contemporary dining. She wants to create an atmosphere of sharing and relaxed eating. Each piece is thrown in porcelain and freely assembled...

Taylor, Sam
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View '26 St  Small Oval With Houses'

Sam has a pottery in Westhampton, Massachusetts. He makes woodfired stoneware pottery which is functional and decorative.
Sam makes everything on a Leach or treadle style wheel. He particularly likes to throw pots and then alter them, using a knife to cut facets or a paddle to change the form...

Taylor, Zoe
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View 'Zt83 Bracing 1'

"Recently my work has taken a shift towards more landscape inspired pieces, sometimes being more literal and sometimes more abstracted.
The natural world’s weathered building blocks and the ever changing wallpaper of land, sea and sky figure strongly, even weaving into non-landscape work...

Terzza, Elizabeth
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Contemporary jewellery inspired by the little botanical treasures found while walking through woodlands and forests
Forever taking note of her rural surroundings and all its tiny charms, Elizabeth Terzza’s jewellery is synchronised with the seasons; portraying nature’s renewable ephemera throughout her collections...

Third, Moira
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"My current practice explores
the notion of perceived
reality. I am interested in
the multiple identities that
exist in things and how
folklore, religion and
superstition in conjunction
with social experience have
helped to form these.
Imagination and its ability to
transform the ordinary into
the extraordinary is of
primary concern to my work."

Thom, Yo
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View 'Yt68 Soy Sauce Bottle'

Yo Thom was born in Tokyo. She came to England in 1996 to study 3D design at the Kent Institute of Art and Design. After her introductory year, she chose ceramics and completed an MA in Ceramics in 2000. Whilst studying at the college, she also worked for a studio potter in London and continued her apprenticeship for a further two years after graduation...

Thorogood, Natasha
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View 'Nt7  Large Panoramic Pendant'

Natasha says
"I have been inspired by the degeneration of the treasures that have been discovered in collections like the Staffordshire hoard. The worn and corroded metals have once been treasures cherished by their owners. They have been lost and buried for hundreds of years being eaten away and rotting, waiting to be loved again...

Throp, Joanne
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I create a contemporary interpretation of the traditional craft of throwing.
My work has developed from the natural world, mainly floral forms. I have taken inspiration from closed buds and the way they relate when in clusters. My focus has also been on the changing relationship they have as they develop...

Turner, Annie
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View 'At17 Mussel Bed (i)'

Annie Turner holds an almost unique place in British Ceramics, unique because her art is so closely linked to just one region, the river Deben in Suffolk, on England’s East Coast...

Underhill, Craig
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View 'Cu32 Red Door'

Although the influences on Craig’s work evolve and change, the landscape remains a constant source of inspiration and fascination. The forms he makes are deliberately asymmetrical and often have stepped edges around the rim that not only refer to the making process, but also suggest steps or movement in the landscape...

Van Driel, Sian
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View 'Svd2 Thrown Raku Vessel'

Sian trained in ceramics at the West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham, Surrey.
On leaving college she became a ceramics lecturer and teacher as well as continuing with her own work. She has exhibited nationally and internationally.
Recent work has involved the techniques of throwing, coiling, burnishing, slipping and glazing...

Varney, Keith
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View 'Kv22 Small Vase'

I create ceramic vessels and small scale sculptural pieces that explore form, line, texture and the interaction of light, shade and colour. Inspiration is drawn from the natural world, the material qualities of clay and the physicality of the making process itself. Working in porcelain for its purity, translucency, and its clear bright colours when glazed...

Volk, Patricia
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Patricia was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and has been creating distinctive ceramic sculpture for over twenty years from her studio in Wiltshire. She studied three dimensional design at Middlesex University and ceramics at Bath Spa University...

Von Tucka, Marianne
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"I make contemporary vessels which are thrown and modified. I also make sculptural objects which are hand-built using a combination of techniques including coiling, slab-building and pinching. Incised lines are drawn into the damp surface to create a design which counter-points the form...

Wallace , Rose
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View 'Rw18 Don't Worry'

Rose has lived in Oxford for the past thirty years. She has been involved in ceramics since 1998 latterly studying at Buckinghamshire New University, graduating with a 1st class B.A.(hons) in 2008.
She was selected in 2011 as a professional member of the CPA.
We are delighted to be showing a range of her latest work for the first time...

Waller, Carole
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View 'Cw3 Figure - 2   Glass Panels'

Carole is an internationally renowned textile artist.
She makes painted clothes, and paintings on veils of cloth’ which become installations in three dimensional space.
Recently she has developed a way of working with glass to enclose the fragile fabric membrane in a tough monumental material...

Walter, Josie
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View 'Jw52 Spoon Rest/owl'

Josie read anthropology and following graduation in 1972 taught social studies for three years. However by 1979 she had completed ceramic training at Chesterfield College of Art and set up a workshop and retail outlet in Derbyshire.
Josie’s distinctive functional pots have been a feature of the British studio pottery scene for over thirty years...

Walton, Gary
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View 'Boats And Lighthouse (2)'

Gary was born in Worcestershire in the early 60s where he lives with his wife and daughter.
He is a self taught artist who works in watercolour and pen using his vivid imagination to create a world of realistic fantasy.
His subjects range from individual businesses, aeroplanes, boats and cars to anything his mind takes a fancy to....

Walton, Sarah
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I have worked in saltglaze for more than 25 years. Landscape is a theme in my work. I have walked, drawn and painted it since childhood and this lies behind the evolution of my Birdbaths, made since 1984.
Bird Baths, Sculptural pieces, Tiles, mugs, beakers, plates and bowls, all in saltglaze, comprise my current range of work...

Ward, Camilla
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View 'Cw1 Ceramic Form'

My work is linked to painting.
I use the ceramic surface as a canvas for my response to a literal and abstract, personal landscape. I love the spontaneity and mark making quality of clay. I hope to make the work approachable and tactile, in opposition to the “hands-off” and precious association of fine ceramics. Hence, the tension of a matt exterior against the glazed interior. ...

Ward, John
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My aim is to make pots which have simple forms with integral decoration and aspects which can interact with the environment in interesting ways; to express a balance between these dynamic qualities and a sense of stillness and containment.
I try to evolve form and surface treatment together using abstract decoration partly derived from the form but tempered also by external influences...

Watson, Clare Deborah
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- Glyndwr University
Clare’s initial inspiration came from micro photography images of human irises which highlight the amazing microscopic forms and individually unique structures. Using various techniques, she tried to replicate these textures to make each of her vessels as unique as the human eye...

Watson, Matthew
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View 'Mw12 Large Plate'

MATTHEW WATSON - Wolverhampton School of Art and Design
Matthew’s work is a response, through personal thoughts and memories, to contemporary culture and events which fascinate him...

Weight, Amanda
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View '28 Aw6 Girl In The Shadows'

Amanda’s work stems from a fascination with human nature and our ability to communicate without words.
She takes inspiration from the complexities of relationships and the qualities that make each of us individual, both physically and emotionally...

Welch, Robin
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View 'Rw33 Cylinder - Tall Yellow'

Robin Welch has been a singular figure in British studio ceramics for at least forty years. His freely constructed vessels - hand-built and thrown - are three-dimensional abstract expressionism. He is the archetypal potter /painter. Whether his work is on paper, board, canvas or in clay, there is a constant and consistent creative flow...

Wesselman, Frans
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View 'Fw29 Fresh Fish 5/50'

I grew up and studied photography and printmaking in Holland. In England I worked for many years as a painter and print maker.
One day, on a visit to Salisbury Cathedral, I was particularly struck by “The prisoners of conscience” window, painted by Gabriel Loire...

Whapples, Sarah
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I am a glass & enamel artist & work from home in Solihull,
West Midlands.
I have been working with stained glass for the past 7 years & more recently with enamel for 3 years.
I relish in all forms of glass, therefore I enjoy using different mediums in my canvases & leaded panels...

Wheeldon, John
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View 'Jw8 Vessel'

The last few years have seen him return to using lustre, this time applied to a terra sigillata surface, raku fired and smoked. The combination of gold and smoked polished terra sigillata is irresistible - a rich sensuous surface.
He feels that above all he is a potter who responds primarily to materials and processes...

White, David
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View 'Falmouth Harbour 1/10'

After a career in teaching art in Midlands' Schools, David White retired early and became a full-time artist in 1996.

David is an elected Member of The Easel Club, The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and The Birmingham Art Circle of which he is currently Vice-President.
Much of his recent work has used geometric man-made forms alongside organic qualities in landscape...

White, Jane Alison
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View 'Jw25 Small Vessel'

As soon as I discovered the process of pit firing I knew that it was a way of working that I strongly identified with, and I felt that I had found my creative direction...

White, Steve
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A Kandinsky exhibition in London provoked Steve into art. He reacted, as many people do when they see abstract art - 'I could do that'. He became a big fan of the semi abstract style of artists such as David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Fernand Leger, Tom Wesselmann and Bob Kessel.
After ten years perfecting his art Steve stumbled across Reflexionism on a sailing holiday in Croatia....

White, Tom
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View 'Worcester City -  St Georges Lane'

Inspired by the ordinary, my interest is in taking a snapshot of everyday urban
life and preserving the beauty of something that is often overlooked, using canvas and paint.

My paintings range from impressionistic to photo-realistic, the latter being the style selected for the show in Worcester, in order to most effectively translate that freeze-frame moment onto canvas...

Whittington, Gilly
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Potter who specialises in thrown and hand built pieces using crater glazes

Whitwell, Matthew
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View 'The Non Committal Stare'

The images I create are composed from informal and staged photography. The limitations of photography in terms of narrative capacity are at the forefront of my practice. My work is intent on capturing an unresolved narrative, one which permits the viewer to transfer a personal narrative and reflect on the still image...

Wickham, Kate
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View 'Kw1 (1) Line Form'

"Originally from Yorkshire, I trained at Camberwell School of Art and the R.C.A., and now live and work in Sussex. I am the head of the Ceramics Diploma course at City Lit in London.
I make hand built vessel forms exploring a number of ideas and themes ??“ landscape, memories, symbols, people, meanings and associations beyond literal representation...

Wightman, Kathryn
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View 'Kw1  Eye Candy'

Kathryn blows hot glass! She is an award-winning artist, designer/maker of quality/quirky, funky/fresh, stylish/sassy handblown glass.
Her products include one off art pieces, functional objects created for an interior led market as well as a stunning range of glass 'art for wearing'...

Wilcox, Emily - Kriste
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Shape and construction of the vessel form are explored allowing for elements to be exaggerated or understated, such as handles and spouts.
Pieces are hand-built using predominantly a white earthenware clay body and layers of pattern and decoration are built up through the use of a number of techniques and multiple firings...

Wilhelm, Christiane
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Between 1973 and 76 Christiane served her apprenticeship as a potter at Burg Coraidelstein with Wendelin Stahl and between 1976 and 1979 she studied ceramic design in Höhr - Grenzhausen with Prof.Dieter Crumbiegel and Wolf Matthes. She established her own studio in Munich in 1988

Careful observation and detecting exciting forms is paramount in her work...

Wilks, Lisa
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Lisa is a contemporary Ceramicist.
She works mainly with hand thrown and hand built Stoneware, enjoying these traditional methods and giving them a modern feel.

Williams - Peplow, Jewels
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View 'Jw86 Sweetpea Pot'

Jewels says
"I am a Ceramic Artist who completed my BA (Hons) in Contemporary Applied Art in 2010. Since then I have set up my own studio in which I make functional, hand thrown porcelain vessels.
I throw porcelain vessels enriched with oxides and slips that explore my fascination with coastlines...

Williams, Catherine
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View 'Autumn Trees A/p'

Catherine studied Fine Art at the University of the West of England, graduating in 1997 when she received the Rebecca Smith Award for Printmaking. In 2001 she completed a Master’s degree in multi-disciplinary Printmaking also at UWE, and received a Printmakers council award in her final year of study.
Her inspiration primarily comes from the textural qualities of landscape...

Williams, Pierre
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View 'Pw17 Seated Male Nude (  Precious Series)'

The figures have been developed by also looking back in time to classical sculpture and the work of Rodin as well as the contemporary work of Anthony Gormley. The environments Gormly sets his figures in have been a catalyst for the juxtaposed figure to the architectural form...

Williamson, Graham
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View 'Gw13 Lidded Jar'

Graham Williamson
I have been making ceramics since 1968.
I first studied at York School of Art and afterwards went on to gain a first class honours degree at Cardiff College of Art in 1971. I later returned in 1979 to work there as a technician in the Ceramics Department...

Wobage Apprentice, - Ana Simmons
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View 'Js11 Medium Mug'

This range of mugs and creamers, is designed and made by Jeremy Steward and Ana Simmons in South Herefordshire.
From December 2012, Ana began a one year formal apprenticeship with Jeremy, with the generous support from ‘AaP’ the Adopt a Potter Trust...

Wojdat, Maria
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View 'Mw11 Teal & Grey Form'

Maria makes sculptural forms - chunky, bold and colourful with hollows that are soft and curves that belly out from within sharply defined edges. Each piece is individual and unique. She is interested in aspects of domestic functionality and its relationship with form and so her making process for the vessels is based on interactions with ceramic objects and how we use them from day to day.

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Wolfe Murray, Tessa
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Tessa Wolfe Murray studied Fine Art at Ravensbourne College of Art followed by a postgraduate course in Ceramics at Goldsmiths College. She set up a studio at 4011/2 Workshops on leaving, combining her Ceramics business with part-time teaching in Adult Education...

Wood, Gary
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As a ceramics student in the eighties, I was fascinated by a statement from “The Unknown Craftsman” by Soetsu Yanagi :
“When you are doing your work, you and your work are two different things, but when you become the work and do the work, true work becomes possible”...

Wood, John
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John Wood MCSD, FSAI, RBSA
John was born in Birmingham with a talent for art and an early apprenticeship in heavy engineering. His introduction to the arts as a profession began with Calligraphy, Heraldry and hand drawn lettering...

Wood, Rachel
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View 'Rw27 Medium Conical Horizontal Bands'

Rachel says
"I love to explore the rhythm and movement of throwing clay on a wheel, excited by the freshness and spontaneity of the results. My personal intuitive touch is an integral part of my pots. This is evident by a wet hand on a soft form fresh off the wheel, through to an individual hand or fingerprint emphasised by the glaze...

Woodhead, Steve
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View 'Sw14 Cheese Platter'

Steve Woodhead has been potting since 1980, and became a fellow of the Craft Potters Association in 1993.
Steve makes a range of hand thrown domestic stoneware. The great chefs on TV have created a move back to the kitchen to enjoy great food and have fun preparing it. His new range of classic domestic ware has been designed to embrace this new environment.

Wright , Hollie
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View '61 Hw7 Small Box With Drop Down Door 1'

Hollie is a designer and craftswoman who uses reclaimed wood and fittings to make quirky functional furniture. Her influences come from the allotment and smallholding lifestyle she grew up with in rural Oxfordshire.
Chickens have always been a central part to her daily life, and so have become the leading characters of her work...

Wright, David
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I prefer to build upwards with coils of clay. I enjoy the slower pace, manipulating the shape and form as the pot develops. I work on a theme making 3 or 4 at a time, each one a development of the preceding vessel. Sometimes I revisit a theme at a later date taking it in a different direction. Texture is always an important aspect of my work and smooth insides often contrast with rough outsides....

Wu, Chiu-i-
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I developed my art and ceramics in my home country, Taiwan and exhibited my first work in Taipei. I loved it.. but always had a hard time, when asked about my work.. I have no deep meanings. Not ones that I recognise anyway! I just produce from my heart, sensing when what I'm creating begins to feel right...

Yamazaki , Masazumi
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View 'My8 Four Kittens'

Masazumi is from Japan and has lived in Wales for eleven years. Originally an illustrator and painter, he started to work with clay eight years ago and graduated from West Wales School of the Arts with a first class degree in Ceramic Art and 3D Design.
Masazumi’s ceramic work is varied, inspired by his drawings and illustrations of human and animal forms...

Yasuda, Takeshi
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Takeshi Yasuda is one of the most celebrated potters working in Europe today. Born in Tokyo, he was apprenticed to the Daisei-Gama pottery in Mashiko between 1963-66, and established his first studio there. He settled in Britain in 1973, combining his creative work with teaching for Art Schools and Universities across the UK...

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