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Graham Williamson

In 2009, after 30 years of living and working in Cardiff as a glaze technician in the ceramics department at Cardiff College of Art, Graham retired and moved to Gloucestershire where he spent the first two years building and setting up his own workshop, where he is now making on a full-time basis.

After many years of working with reduction glazes and firing gas kilns, he decided to focus on oxidised glazes using electric kilns to produce work which had a more contemporary feel to it and relied less on some of the clichés associated with traditional studio pottery.

Graham’s work is thrown in a very white burning clay body, which helps to promote the vibrancy of colour that can be achieved. He is currently focusing on making bowls and one-off pieces which utilise vibrant matt glazes in conjunction with slips and pigments. He is continually experimenting with the range of colour and surface that he uses to broaden and enhance the diversity of his making. This experimentation often provides the impetus for new pieces.