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Alex Shimwell

Alex Shimwell ‘s work is thrown on the wheel and either gas or wood fired.

Alex Shimwell is 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 the pieces rather than applying a more formal pattern or motif.

Working on the wheel in both porcelain and stoneware, he takes his inspiration from the materials and glazes, how they interact and can be utilised to better display these properties upon, of and within the form.

His goal with each piece is to create something that is beautiful and calm. He does not use decoration in the form of surface pattern or motif preferring to experiment with texture, or changing materials or firing style to see how they enhance and communicate as a cohesive piece.