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Aaronson, Adam
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View 'Aa1 Large Black & White 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 'Ba6 Rock - A - Billy Jug'

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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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 'Sa4 Fisheye 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 'Ga32 Nibble Bowl - Yellow/brown'

“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 'Ma1 Stone Series - Large Blue Flat Form'

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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View 'Ta12 Baby 2 Element Sagger Stack'

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...

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...

Armstrong, Rebecca
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View 'Ra21 Wash Stripe & Dash Side Plate'

Rebecca Armstrong - De Montfort University
A love of drawing and mark making has directly informed Rebecca's practice, feeding off enduring elements like simplicity, material honesty, with a subtle natural colour palette. Rebecca's work is predominately thrown, hand built and decorated using slip techniques...

Ayre, Thelma
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View 'Vernal Equinox'

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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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 'Eb27 Blue Muse 2'

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...

Banbury, Clinton
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View 'Cp39 Light Lunch'

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...

Barber, Debbie
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Debbie is a ceramic artist who specialises in raku and smoke fired ceramics. She works from her home studio in rural Leicestershire. Her art and design training was in textile decoration and embroidery. After ten years, she changed course and returned to college to train as a potter having a lifelong interest in ceramics.
She retains her influences from her textile background...

Barrett- Danes, Jonathan
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View 'Jbd27 Pig On Plinth'

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 '23 Hb8 Coffee Mug'

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...

Bendavid, Kochevet
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View 'Kb5 Small Bouquet - Small Vase'

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....

Binns, Sue
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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...

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...

Bittl, Petra
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View 'Pb8 Wall Mounted Plaque'

Petra is one of Germany's leading ceramicists. She undertook her initial training in ceramics at the vocational school in Landshut, Germany. After qualifying, she did further training at the State Technical College for Ceramics Design in Höhr-Grenzhausen, where she graduated, specialising in vessel ceramics under Wolf Matthes...

Blakely, Matthew
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View 'Mb26 Dartmoor Bowl'

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...

Bowdler, Catherine
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View 'Cb33 Wren 31/100'

Born at R.A.F Cosford, Catherine grew up in Worcestershire and now lives in the Black Country. She has a degree in Printed Textiles from Loughborough College of Art and Design and a P.G.C.E in Art and Design.
With a background in printed textiles Catherine has an affinity with pattern, composition and colour...

Bowe, Liz
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View 'Lb8 Jar'

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 'Cb1 Large Yellow Jug'

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...

Boyle, Daniel
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View 'Db9 Blue Mug'

Daniel makes salt-glazed, wood-fired ceramics, living and working in West Wales. His pieces are contemporary, functional, wheel-based forms which are to be used and enjoyed.
He combines traditional and modern ways of working; firing with wood in a 75 cubic foot catenary arched kiln to 1300°C. The firings produce many unique surfaces and colours...

Bremner, Simone
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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 'Otter In Winter Reeds'

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 'Mb18 Vanishing Under Waterline'

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 'Sb9 Tea Bowl'

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...

Brown, Rowena
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View 'Rb8 Large Green House'

Rowena has been making and studying ceramics since her schooldays. She has a degree in fashion design from St Martin’s School of Art, London, and worked in fashion design for 8 years. She then spent two years living in California, where she developed her ceramics full-time discovering and learning the process of raku-firing...

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 'Ab10 Moon Jar - Small'

“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, Jon
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View 'Jb15 Flat Top Vessel'

All of Jon’s work is individual; hand crafted, thrown on the wheel, and each piece in itself totally unique. Although each piece is a vessel, it is not meant to perform a function. It is a piece of art created to evoke a sense of preciousness, grandeur and flamboyance...

Cane, Kyra
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View 'Kc3 Porcelain Bowl With Dark Rim'

Kyra Cane is a potter, artist and teacher. She was well known during her tenure at Harrow before the College sadly closed its ceramic department. However she has held a number of teaching appointments.
The materials she uses are complex and of the highest quality: porcelain clay, stain, oxides, glaze, paper, paint, ink, crayons, pastels, graphite and charcoal...

Carey, Stuart
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View 'Sc11  Cup & Saucer ( 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 'Ca3 Curve Tube'

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 'Cc97 Faceted 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...

Chivers, Bruce
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View 'Brc10 Medium Platter'

Bruce was born in Australia and has been resident in England since the mid 1980's. He runs a successful pottery at Dunsford in Devon. After teaching for several years, specialising in art and ceramics, he established his own pottery and was lucky enough to work and study with Takoa Sakai, a visiting Japanese potter...

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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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 'Tc20 Large Bowl'

Tania graduated from Plymouth Art College in 2010 and now produces ceramics from her home workshop in Cornwall, where the surrounding beaches and rivers influence her work. She aspires to capture the characteristics of her environment - 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...

Cole, Jenny
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View 'Jc4 Large 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 'Hc14 Small Bottle'

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 'Mc1 Large Vase'

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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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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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 'Cc19/27 Round Clear Bottles'

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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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...

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...

Cooper, Robert
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View 'Rc3 At Swim Ducks'

Robert is an established ceramicist who has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. He is fascinated by the persistence of artefacts and ideas. He often uses found objects, such as pottery shards from the Thames foreshore, which are imbued with a previous life and function, as a starting point for his work.
He has, for many years, employed recycling as a mode of working...

Corbett, Richard
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View 'Winter Memories'

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...

Crouchman, Clare
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View 'Cc23 Terrain'

Clare completed her first degree in History and Art in 1985 at Reading University and then worked in London as a production assistant for the BBC before travelling around South East Asia. In 1992-5, she lived in Japan and studied traditional Japanese Ceramics...

Cruickshank, Ian
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View 'Ic1502 " Close The Gate Behind You "'

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 'Nc1 Watercolour Prairie'

Neil won the Bevere Gallery Graduate Show Award in January 2014 and has been showing at the Gallery since then.
The potter’s wheel is the starting point of his creative practice. The current theme of his work has its influence in a song he wrote about sitting at a pond on a bright starry night. From that song, he has drawn a memory of tranquillity...

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.

Davies, Lowri
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View 'Ld10 Cup & Saucer ( Green - Flowers )'

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...

Day, Matthew
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View 'Md2 Cygnus ( Large ) With Slate'

Hereford College
Matthew is a sculptor and works predominantly with 3D printing. His work style is organic and boldly contemporary; he never does 'ordinary' and enjoys the challenge of experimentation. He uses 3D printing and other different digital technologies to explore organic forms which possess strong sculptural qualities...

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...

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 'Hd1 - Hd8 Earrings'

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 'Jd26 Round Bowl'

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...

Doran, Fleen
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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 'Bd47 Copper Red & Celedon Bottle'

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 'Rd5 What'

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...

Edkins, Sue
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View 'Se1 Brown Dog'

Since graduating with a degree in Art for Community, from the University of Surrey, Roehampton, Sue has worked as a community artist for over 10 years. She delivers high quality, personalised art projects for all ages and abilities and has extensive experience of working in primary schools. Her mosaic projects offer a very creative, hands-on and rewarding experience for all participants...

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 'Nle34 2 Piece Monolith'

Nigel's current work includes sculptural and/or functional pieces for the garden and conservatory and some smaller scale work suited to a more domestic setting...

Edwards, Elisabeth
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View 'Ee3 Cup - Green 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.

Elizabeth, Joanne
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View 'Je9 Half Drop Earring'

Silver Jewellery Design
Being a Local Artist working from my home studio in Worcester, I have access to a wide expanse of inspiration for my Silver work, all kinds of natural forms and repeat patterns can be found in nature and this is where my inspiration has always lied; from the natural world around me, growing up by open fields, woodlands, rivers and the sea...

Faraday, Annabel
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View 'Af25 Out Of The Box'

Annabel Faraday was born in Germany and after several years of her childhood in Egypt she came to England in 1956. She discovered the joy of clay at Farnham Art School on Saturday morning classes in the early 1960s. After leaving school in 1967, she attended Winchester Art School, where she was introduced to conceptual art and concrete poetry, and then Croydon College of Art...

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 'Bf31 Study ( Contrejour )'

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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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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Rob has been a ceramics practitioner for over 40 years; his ceramic practice is a combination of Raku, Earthenware and Stoneware, which moves between figurative, functional and abstract. His work is informed by the structures, forms and landscapes of the rolling hills and valleys of Mid Wales with its rich diversity of landscape and lakes, shaped by weather, animal and human endeavour.

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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"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...

Frew, Adam
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Adam is the new name to the Gallery in September 2015. He lives and works in Northern Ireland. He loves to throw pots - which is good news in the era of the cast and computer-designed vessel. His signature is his quirky decoration which adds a strong contemporary feel to his functional work. It is that quirkiness which brings renewed pleasure to the owner on each occasion they are used.

Frith, David
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View 'Df6 Squared Dish - Hakeme Surface With Poured Glazes'

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 'Mf6 Carved Stemmed Bowl - Ash Glaze'

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...

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.”

Garratt, Jonathan
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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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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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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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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...

Gittins, Christine
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Christine's work is wheel thrown and turned with high precision. She loves the symmetry of the wheel and the ability it gives her to control shape and form. She uses a very fine clay with no added grog. After turning, she burnishes the clay surface until the surface is completely smooth...

Griffiths, Deborah Jane
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Deborah attended the Gloucestershire College of Art and Design, specialising in graphic design and illustration. Following a career in graphics, Deborah is now a full time artist, living in Worcestershire.
As a contrast to the disciplines of producing artwork for print, she works with acrylic mediums to create depth and movement through layered textures.

Guy, Anne
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Garden Designer

Hake, James
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"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.

Hamlyn, Jane
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View 'Jh85 Bowl'

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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For more than 30 years Lisa have been making vapour glaze pots, for many years concentrating on producing functional high temperature soda glazed 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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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, Nic
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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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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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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...

Hayes, Penelope
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Hayes, Peter
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View 'Ph114 Sculpture - Couple'

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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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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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...

Hewitt, Sam
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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...

Heyning, Weid & Diederik
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Heyning W/D Studio stands for the combined work of the Dutch ceramicists Wied and Diederik Heyning.
Their complementary skills in different disciplines give their pieces in porcelain their unique character. Diederik concentrates on throwing and building paper thin porcelain objects like lamps and vessels. Wied gives an answer to his work by applying fine, delicate decorations in relief...

Higgins, John
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View 'Jh35  Medium Slab Thrown Form'

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 'Ph37 Large Autumn Leaf'

"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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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 'Ah107 Large Jug - Dry Kohiki Flower Petal'

Akiko produces domestic ware for everyday use. She bases her designs on the 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.
The association between words and her ceramic work has become very important over the last few years....

Holmes, Sylvia
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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 'Th46 Coffee Cup & Saucer ( Light Green )'

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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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...

Horacek, Tereza
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"I did these paintings after visiting the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, in Boston, in the summer. The courtyard is significant to the Gardner Museum and emphasises Isabella Stewart Gardner’s passion for gardening. I produced many drawings in the courtyard in a sketchbook that I then painted from. The museum’s interior courtyard is itself a work of art...

Horne, Matt
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Matt's passion for pottery started from an art lesson in the first year of his GCSE's at the age of 15. After studying at Astor College for the Arts, in Dover, he sought an apprenticeship at an established pottery to continue his training. During those 2 years, he learnt lots of different techniques including production throwing using stoneware clay, turning, glazing and different firings....

Howard, Ashley
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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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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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"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 'Sh7 Turned Out Nice'

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...

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...

Ivanov, Orli
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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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View 'Pj31  Jug - Madrugada - Coloured'

The unique character of Paul’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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"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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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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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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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...

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

Jirankova - Limbrick, Martina
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John, Sarah
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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.

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, 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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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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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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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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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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"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...

Keeler, Walter
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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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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...

Kew, Melanie
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Melanie, a graduate of Bath Spa University, was a popular exhibitor in the 2014 Bevere Graduate Show. She intends to continue to make functional art, further investigate installation and teach so that she can pass on the skills and joy of working with clay...

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...

Khani, Layla
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"I studied Art and Design 2004-2007 at the University of Worcester and later obtained an MA in Visual Communication from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (2010). While studying I worked as a graphic designer (2008-2012) at 3dtotal.com, which is one of the premier CG art websites in the world...

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...

King, Ruth
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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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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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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...

Krause, William
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William is a Ceramic Design graduate from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. His work explores the synthesisation of the general public on the London Underground, through the medium of ceramic and illustration, to convey a social comment on the daily routine of the modern man.

Lambert, Nigel
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Nigel has been making his unique and internationally recognized style of pottery for the last thirty years, twenty four of them spent living and working in the Forest of Dean...

Laverick, Tony
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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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“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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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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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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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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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...

Lillerman, Sue
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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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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 'Bird Feeders'

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 'Kl15 Bird On A Post'

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 'Im59 Daisy Field 12/100'

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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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 'Km3 Elfrida Secretly Placing The Egg 1/40'

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 'Jm11 Lidded Pot'

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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JOHN MALTBY
As followers of the Bevere programme of featured makers will know, we were due to show the work of John Maltby in April. Sadly, John has not been well and has been unable to make any new pieces and we cannot therefore feature him as planned.
His health will clearly be a key factor in his ability to make again...

Mann, Thomas
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De Montfort University
The Pebble & Buoy collection has been inspired by a nautical theme with colour, shape and detailing taken from pebbles and old wooden buoys. Thomas has a passion for functionality and decorative ceramic arts; together with a functional design and loose marks he has created a contemporary tableware range.

Marsh, Matthew
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View 'Mm22 Small Yellow 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 'Spring Twilight'

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 'Am3 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 'Mm4 Chawan'

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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View 'Km4 Bowl - Arctic Tern'

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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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...

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

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...

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...

Morgan, Sally
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View 'Sm3 Bredon Hill From Tiddesley Woods'

Sally is a local painter-printmaker creating work in both pastel and relief reduction of lino. Her reduction prints enable her to interpret the world in lines, shapes and blocks of colour. She enjoys the tactile nature of print making and more recently has begun block printing on fabric.

Sally runs printing workshops from The Stable at Bevere Gallery.

Morris, Tony
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View 'Tm9 Jug'

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...

Muchelney Pottery-, John Leach
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View 'Mp1 Small 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...

Muir, Jane
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View 'Jm40 Little Man'

Jane Muir specialises in idiosyncratic hand painted figures representing a witty and uncluttered observation of the world. Figures that stand alone or placed in an architectural landscape are hand modelled, allowing her the freedom to sketch with clay and develop ideas during the making process...

Murphy, Laura
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View 'Lm37 Red Splatter Decorative Small Vessel'

Laura works in slip-cast parian clay, with the aim to create exceptionally thin and translucent pieces. She is inspired by the interactions between light and the beautiful British countryside, and is always trying to convey a sense of optimism within the work she creates...

Murray, Claire
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View 'Cm21 Pear On Head 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 'Em28 Faceted Vase'

Emily Myers discovered she had a natural aptitude for ceramics when she first came across pottery at school at the age of 12; she has been working with clay ever since. After graduating with a degree in Ceramics from Bristol Polytechnic in 1987, she returned to London and found she enjoyed working within a shared workshop environment with other craftspeople...

Nakajima, Hiromi
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View 'Hn31 Small Horse'

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 'An64 Tall Barrel With Lid'

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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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...

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 'Os90 Small Dog'

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...

Padley, Rachel
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View 'Rp35 Green Lady'

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 'Ap55 Large Red Volcanic Bowl With Red Melt Interior'

The objective of Andrew's 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. As the light changes in a room, or a vessel is rotated, a new perspective should arise to retain the engagement between viewer and object...

Palmer, Jitka
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View 'Jp47 Swimmers - Large Plate'

"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 'Mp7  Small  Wrapped Vessel'

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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View 'Pp10 Squared Dish'

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 'Ap34 Window Light 11 10/35'

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'

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 'Bp24  Flared Blue Daisy 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...

Phillips, Jonathan
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View 'Jph2 Oval Vase'

"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 'Ap16 Caught'

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, Trevor
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View 'Tp35 Fishing By Moonlight 50/100'

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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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 'Nr46 Teabowl'

'Nick began potting in 1972 when he joined John Leach for an apprenticeship at Muchelney Pottery. Apart from a three month stint working with Brian Newman at Aller Pottery, Somerset in 1976, Nick has remained at Muchelney Pottery as a Master Potter for 40 years.
Nick's days are spent producing the catalogue range of oven-to-tableware at Muchelney Pottery...

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 'Nr29 Med/large Elipse Shaped Pot'

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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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 'Jr3 Celtic Fringe'

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...

Rollo, Sonia
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View 'Sr7 Stan The Man'

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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View 'Srt291 Perfectly Calm'

As a Fine Art Printmaker, Sarah specialises in hand-inked, collagraph prints, originally inspired by the Dorset landscape. Having relocated to the West Coast of Scotland in 2013, her work has begun to be influenced by the dramatic, rugged scenery of her new home...

Rossman, Fritz
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View 'Fr46 Vessel Form'

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...

Routledge, Guy
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View 'Gr6 Small Head'

Guy has worked in Ceramics for the last 20 years after studying glass and ceramics at Sunderland University. His first studio was in Auckland, New Zealand from 1989 to 1991. He then worked for a year as a site artist and designer on the New Zealand Pavilion in Seville, Spain during Expo 92...

Royal Grammer School, ' Wet Paint'
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Through a unique collaboration between RGS Worcester and The Bevere Gallery Worcester, RGS GCSE artwork is on display in the gallery from March 25th. This selling exhibition is a first for both Bevere Gallery and RGS Worcester...

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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View 'Sr26 Dish   - You  Cannot Be Serious'

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...

Saag, Ingrid
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View 'Is1 Large Vessel ' Isabella ''

Ingrid makes hand painted decorative and functional white earthenware ceramics. Designs are either one-offs or produced in small editions, and painted with abstract or figurative images. There are several sources of inspiration for her work. The natural world has always been a favourite subject...

Sada, Elke
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View 'Es66 Capriccio Beaker'

Elke has always been attracted to traditional slipware as well as 18th and 19th Century porcelain. They are two very different styles, yet both have rich qualities about them and both have influenced her work from the beginning. She was already 35 years old when she finally left her 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 'Ms5 Witley Court Lane'

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...

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 'Ms15 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...

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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View 'Ps8 Spode Tree 2'

Paul Scott is a Cumbrian based artist with a diverse practice and an international reputation. He is well known for his research into printed vitreous surfaces, as well as his characteristic blue and white artworks in glazed ceramic...

Seiker, Fred
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View '"  Lest   We  Forget "'

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Sellars, Karinna
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View 'Ks8 Platypus Vase'

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...

Seneviratne, Claire
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View 'Cs9 - 23 Selection Of Ceramic Jewellery'

Claire's smoke-fired pots are first fired in an electric kiln, sometimes she partly glazes them and may add a metallic lustre. Then one at a time they are surrounded with oak sawdust which slowly burns around them in an incinerator. The sawdust creates beautiful markings and subtle shades and colours. They do not hold water as they are non porous...

Shaddock, Jill
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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 'Vs35 Bowl ( Black & White)'

There are two strands to Vicky's work, which in some ways are quite opposite. One strand is about precision and control and the other a much freer form of expression. Common to both are the techniques she uses to create surfaces on clay...

Shimwell, Alex
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View 'As27 Lidded Swirly Form 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 'Ps25 Parkland At Brockhampton'

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

Silverton, Vilas
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Vilas Silverton - Bath Spa University
Drawing upon a love of religious statuary, devotional imagery and his inner practice, Vilas is keen to show alternatives to the accepted western view of what constitutes spirituality...

Smalley, Alice
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View 'As9 Weather Is Fine'

Alice Smalley - Lancashire University
Alice's work is inspired by nostalgia - mainly British history and the narrative behind the people and the places. She is fascinated by the ambiguity of old, hand-written documents and the generations which are captured in the photographs and postcards belonging to her Grandparents...

Smith, Daniel
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View 'Ds 39 Beaker'

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, 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, Paul
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"I am a full time artist, making ceramic figurative sculptures in my studio on the edge of the Peak District National Park. The images I make are dream-like and contemplative, designed to create a feeling of another reality where peaceful co-existence is possible between us and nature. The style is bold and semi-abstract with graceful sweeping curves and simplified details...

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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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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Southgate, Sophie
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Sophie’s practice is an on-going exploration of the object and the vessel, in both the contexts of sculpture and functional ceramics. Her work moves between the boundaries of art and design, challenging our preconceptions and understanding of contemporary ceramics.
She takes inspiration from the landscape, paring it back to abstract interpretations of space through basic geometric forms....

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...

Spear, Shelagh
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View 'Ss6 Standing Figure With Bird And Feather'

Sculpture has a life-long interest for Shelagh. Since completing her degree in studio ceramics in 2000, she has used clay as the medium for her artwork, which has become widely collected.
Her pieces have a timeless, narrative quality. Individual figures stand alone, deep in thought, or are joined by a cast of other participants - people, animals and birds...

Spencer, Bradley
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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 'Ts4  Mother & Child A/p'

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 'Bs25 Vessel With Green'

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...

Stein, Gillian
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View 'Gs23 Beaky Bird Earrings'

"I come from a Fine Art Painting and Theatre Design background but have now been designing and making jewellery for 25 years.
My work is hand wrought silver, brass and copper. I use the processes of hammering, reticulation and rolling with textures. The majority of the pieces are unique and some are produced in limited editions...

Steventon, Brian
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View 'Autumn Light - Severn Vale'

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...

Stockley, Charlotte
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View 'Cs1 Large Porcelain Bowl'

Charlotte is a maker of domestic ware which undoubtedly adds pleasure to eating and drinking. Her pieces, which are thrown and altered, have a freshness and energy which gives each a distinct look and feel.
The Mid Surrey Collection, being shown here, is decorated with fruit and vegetables and the decoration is achieved through the application of transfers of Charlotte's drawings...

Styles, Linda
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View 'Ls8 Footed Platter With Black Stripes'

Linda lives and works in Cornwall which has been her home for the past 39 years. Her ceramic practice relates to the exploration of the emotive and instinctual. The viewer/handler is invited to respond on an emotional as opposed to intellectual level. Her main purpose is to use unorthodox expressions of surface and form...

Sumner, Mary
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View 'Ms2 Shady Corner  31/45'

The painter and print maker Mary Sumner was born in rural Northamptonshire. Mary Sumner's chief artistic interests revolve around interpreting the natural world of her immediate surroundings in her Mid-Devon home. Gardens, countryside and animals are all recurring themes in Mary Sumner's paintings...

Swindell, Geoffrey
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"It has often been said that my ceramics are like washed up sea creatures, some still alive, others just remnants turning slowly to dust. People have also seen unidentified objects from a far-away galaxy, not sure whether they are organic or constructed, friendly or malevolent...

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 'Kt45 Large Bowl'

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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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, Louisa
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View 'Lt8 Pepper 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 '40st Big Tumbler'

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 'Zt120 Autumn Shower'

I take my inspiration from the landscape.
In the studio, I usually work from field sketches. These sketches can be very simple representations of the landscape or more about the shapes and essence of the view which allow me some means of working back to the semi abstract...

Thom, Yo
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View 'Yt58 Ume Flower Bowl'

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 'Nt8  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...

Thorpe, Owen
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View 'Ot4 Decorative Plate'

Owen trained at Willesden Art School, taught by Edward Middledich and Terry Frost and later at Harrow Art School under William Brooker and Michael Casson.
At Bournemouth Art School, he had his first introduction to pottery and sculpture. He started pottery with Michael Dowdeswell in Southgate in 1968...

Underhill, Craig
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View 'Cu33 In The Sky'

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...

Upton, Nick
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View 'Nu1 Claines Church, Worcester'

NICK UPTON

Nick was born in Worcester in 1950 and has sketched and painted as far back as he can remember. He spent a short time in Africa in the 70’s, working on farms and the railway in Zimbabwe, but most of his life has been spent living and working in and around Worcester...

Van Driel, Sian
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View 'Svd16 Ceramic 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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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...

Wallace , Rose
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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 'Jw46 Small  Bowl/green'

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 'Cw8 Paperwork 2'

My background is in painting and ceramics and I have recently returned to painting.
My painterly approach to ceramics makes it is a natural transition to paint on canvas, in fact, I find the two practices enrich each other. The preoccupations are the same. I want to describe a response to my immediate environment, either urban or rural, and, sometimes, my travels further afield...

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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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 '27 Aw5 Tired Wet &  Hungry'

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 'Rw50 Bottle'

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 'Fw46 Kiss 20/50'

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...

Wet Paint, Rgs
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The exhibition presents 20 pieces from students at RGS Worcester. Each piece is exciting and there is a huge range of subjects and ideas presented in the exhibition! The enthusiasm the students have put into the paintings is evident and each one is an expression of interest to the artist.
The percentage of money generated by the sold works will be donated to Acorns charity...

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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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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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 'Jw14 Medium Bowl'

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 'Crispy Cod'

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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View '/ Gwh 3 Cream Crater Bowl'

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

Whitwell, Matthew
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View 'Condensation 2/8'

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...

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'...

Wiles, Emily Patricia
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Emily combines materials in new and unconventional ways; pushing the boundaries between the marriage of textiles and ceramics has been the inspiration behind her work.

The forms of her work manifest themselves through the uncontrollable folds and creases of the cotton moulds and the strength of the porcelain, materialising in delicate non-functional vessels.

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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View 'Lw6 Cup'

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 'Jw88 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 'Gw33 Small Yellow Bowl On Foot'

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...

Wojdat, Maria
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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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View 'Twm24 Waisted Vase'

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...

Wondrausch, Mary
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View 'Mw3 Adam & Eve Plaque'

Mary Wondrausch OBE was born in 1923 in Chelsea is an English artist, potter, historian and writer. She trained as a potter at Farnham School of Art, latterly West Surrey College of Art and Design.
She is an honorary fellow of the Craft Potters' Association and has work in the V&A Museum collection. She was awarded the OBE for services to the Arts in 2000...

Wood, Rachel
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View 'Rw39 Bark Vessel With Scorched Collar'

Rachel loves to explore the rhythm and movement of throwing clay on a wheel, excited by the freshness and spontaneity of the results. Her personal intuitive touch is integral to her 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 'Sw15 Breakfast/ Soup Bowl'

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 '55 Hw1 Large Wall Cupboard 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...

Wu, Chiu-i
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View 'Cw13 Green Delivery Creature'

Chiu-i developed her art and ceramics in her home country, Taiwan and exhibited her first work in Taipei. She loved it.. but always had a hard time, when asked about her work.. She has no deep meanings. Not ones that she recognise anyway! She just produces from her heart, sensing when what she is 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...

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