Potters

We are lucky to have the following Potters exhibiting at this years show.

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Maureen Baker

Norfolk

Individual and functional pots for use in the home. Reduction fired in a gas kiln using traditional Oriental glazes

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Chris Barnes

Cumbria

The pots I make are wheel thrown stoneware. They are decorated with a selection of colourful glazes over a cornish stone based white glaze. A layer of transparent reactive glaze that is painted on top of the white before decoration gives added depth and interesting colour responses to the decorating glazes which are applied by trailer or brushed over resist. The reduction glazes which are applied by trailer or brushed over resist. The reduction firing process that I use is designed to bring out the subtle qualities ofbring out the subtle qualities of colour and depth in the glazes. My work is concerned with form which I explore on the wheel, colour which is soaked into the surface of the pots through reduction firing, and the interaction of the user. The pots come to life when they are handled and used.

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Ann Bates Ceramics

Derbyshire

I make hand-built vessel forms using a variety of stoneware clays. Some have lids whilst others remain open, all are influenced by the changing seasons of the landscape.
The open vessels are built in layers of different clays interspersed with coloured porcelain to echo the asymmetry of rocks, earth and foliage.
The lidded vessels are either coil or slab built and suggest intimacy or separateness. These pieces have been used as memory boxes or funerary urns. They are borne out of personal experience and a desire to remember people in an uplifting and celebratory way.

01629 55429

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Alan Birchall

Notts

Wood-fired decorative and domestic stoneware.. Loving pots and food, I use throwing and hand-building to mainly create pieces that can be used for storing, cooking or serving food and drink, and complement that experience. I decorate with coloured slips and ash glazes and wood-fire my work

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Sue Blatherwick

Staffordshire

Slip decorated tiles, dishes, sculptural bowls. I like the energy of slip decorated marks and lively colours, and use traditional techniques in contemporary ways. Some work is thrown, but I also make slab based items with clay draped over moulds. I use terracotta clay and a food safe glaze, fired in an electric kiln. Much if my work is one-off individual pieces. www.sueblatherwick.me.uk/ facebook: Sue Blatherwick Ceramics Instagram: sueblatherwickceramics

07875 282 26

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Steve Booton Ceramics

Sheffield

I am continuing to explore reduction firing with simple shino glazes on uncomplicated direct forms allowing the nature of the clay to develop honest pots with what I like to call beautiful imperfections

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Margaret Brampton

Surrey

Electric fired domestic earthenware Traditional slipware with sgraffito decoration, incorporating images of flora and fauna with text

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Linda Bulleyment

West Yorkshire

Working from my studio I continue to explore my interpretation of the natural world around me. The bird baths, feeders and houses allow me to share with the small creatures in my garden. My sculptural pieces continue to evolve allowing me a little whimsy and individuality in each piece.

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Terrence Bunce

Gwynedd, Wales

Although I am primarily a sculptor, I take great pleasure out of making pottery with a functional bias. I take nourishment from the surroundings of where I live in Snowdonia Wales and express my ideas through clay. Handmade pottery is naturally rich in ideas, it seeps into our daily lives for eating off, cooking with or for decoration. For me, cooking and eating off handmade pottery is so much more of an enjoyable experience than eating off mass-produced ware. There is a connection between the user and the maker, human hand to human hand that has been a bond for thousands of years and this fuels my passion to create functional pots in clay.

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Wayne Clark

Prestatyn, Wales

Fuctional Ceramics

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Simone Cobbold

Cheshire

I have always been drawn to organic forms and take reference from a variety of sources, including the natural landscape and the female body. I love pattern, texture and mark-making and experiment with these on my vessels, bowls and platters, exploring the relationship between surface and form. I work from my home studio in Cheshire and all of my work is one-off and hand-built using stoneware clay.fired stoneware clay and glazes

07944 841873

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Charlie Collier Pottery

Devon

Wood-fired and Gas-fired stoneware. Beautiful objects for everyday use. Local materials and traditional forms. Seven year apprenticeship served at Whichford Pottery, now based in Devon, working with the 'Kigbeare Kiln Project'

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Mariam Cullum

Suffolk

I am a potter making functional work in Ming porcelain. I also hand build one-off sculptural forms that are viewed as abstract but also provide functionality. The endless possibilities that exist within the vessel form are challenging and exciting and towards this end I want to make work that can be used and enjoyed in domestic life. I was born in Kenya and my inspiration comes from the Indian, African and Arabic cultural backgrounds that I am fortunate to have. Having travelled extensively I am also inspired by the art of other countries. I decorate my work using various techniques such as sgraffito and painting with slips and oxides and using ceramic digital transfers. My aim is to produce work that not only works well for its intended function but is also visually stimulating and tactiley rewarding.

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Eddie Curtis

County Durham

My work has become predominantly sculptural but I still enjoy making pieces that are associated with the ritual of eating and drinking. I like to make sake and tea wares that are influenced by the aesthetic of the Japanese Tea Ceremony.

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Margaret Curtis

County Durham

I like to make work that explores the crossover between functional and decorative; work that in isolation can stand on its own merits but when dressed with food helps to enhance the ritual of eating. Well crafted cuisine deserves thoughtful and singularly unique presentation.

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Patia Davis

Herefordshire

I make using two very different clays. Slip decorated earthenware fired to 1120 degrees centigrade, and high fired reduced porcelain. (Using apple, chestnut and yew ash ). There is a connected thread between the two pots for living and daily pleasure. The most interesting aspect about working with both materials is that each material feeds different facets of what I love about clay and one informs something of the other when i am working; enriching both

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Dorit Deutsch

Cumbria

My pottery is mainly domestic and functional, wheel-thrown in stoneware which is tough and durable, oven and dishwasher proof as well as microwave safe. Aesthetically, I am drawn to simplicity of form and strive to combine this with the intended purpose of the ware, the latter being of equal importance to me.

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Anthony Dix

Rugby, Coventry

Thrown work using a potters wheel and then finished using the vapour glaze technique

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Ben Dodd

Notts

I make stoneware functional pots, thrown on the wheel and ash glazed using materials naturally found from quarries or other sites around the UK meaning I have a tangible connection with my work and the landscapes from which the materials come from

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Phil & Leah Evan

Derbyshire

Leah and Philip Evans established The Round House Gallery in 1989 which has specialised in the sale of contemporary studio pottery made by a cross-section of leading British craft potters. Philip also makes and sells his work in the gallery.

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Kim Ford

Warwickshire

Wood fired, ash glazed pottery, with lines, slips and textures, made in Warwickshire to please the eye and nourish the soul.

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Ben Fosker

Cumbria

The pots that I make are slip decorated earthenware and I am influenced by the English tradition. Many people tell me that my pots make them smile, knowing this pleases me.

016973 52228

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Tricia Francis

Norfolk

I love making useful pots that can be used every day and most are thrown on a 60 year old kick wheel. The terracotta and white earthenware is fired to 1145 for durability and my love of the Norfolk coast inspires the decoration

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Margaret Gardiner

Hertfordshire

Vapour glazed ceramics. Working in porcelain Vapour glazed Porcelain for serving, eating, drinking (and plants!) Textured, patterned and sparkling

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Jennie Gilbert

Wiltshire

Reduction fired domestic pottery. I have always aimed to make functional and decorative pottery that is a joy to use. Some pieces have incredibly detailed decoration while others have a much more relaxed feel to them, but they are all made to be used.

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Carl Grey

Lincoln

Contemporary, wood fired ceramics The highly considered forms that I make are simple and precisely thrown but with spontaneous making marks. Complex surfaces develop from firing the work with wood, flame and ash painting the work

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James Hake

Lancashire

James makes a range of ceramic stoneware, thrown at the potterís wheel. His work is decorated using oriental glazes and fired in a gas kiln.

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Jennifer Hall

Wales

Slip Decorated Earthenware Pottery

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Janet Halligan

Cheshire

Stoneware plus slabbed/pressed bowls and platters

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Hemphill Pottery & Cooking School

Shropshire

Pottery courses, cookery lessons & making functional standard ware

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Sheila Herring

Herefordshire

I make functional thrown and hand built black earthenware pots. The surfaces are often decorated with free pencil line drawings and gestural sgraffito marks. Sometimes there is the suggestion of flowers, other times the exploration of repetitive patterns.

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Hazel Higham

Staffordshire

I work with terracotta clay and opaque white earthenware glaze, using a variety of stains and oxides to produce a lively brushwork decoration.

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Jan Howard

Kent

Jan Howard currently produces quality functional ceramics fired to stoneware temperatures at her studio in Whitstable. Drawing on a love of both the coast and the surrounding countryside, her work is designed to be comfortable to use and beautiful to look at, yet always with functionality in mind. Each piece is made to be unique and this is reflected in the layering of glazes as part of the process to produce interesting and varied results.

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Jaroslav Hrustalenko

Hampshire

My inspiration is driven by music and dance, which feeds my growing passion for distinctive colours and dynamic shapes. I appreciate pure aesthetics of form, expressed in proportions of the Golden Ratio. I employ tense potent curves and strong diagonals to convey the sheer impression of momentum in my compositions. I often display the pieces in pairs - to further emphasize the individual character of each gendered vessel by deliberate juxtaposition.

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Adam Hughes

Shropshire

I am a Shropshire potter making a mix of functional ware and more sculptural work from my small studio. I use local materials as often as I can and currently use a blend of Shropshire and Staffordshire clay in the body of my pots. I fire in my gas kiln and whenever possible in a wood fired kiln. The different types of firing give completely different qualities to individual pieces and I really enjoy exploring these. My functional domestic ware has been born of a need to make for my own home. Everything I make has been developed from pieces I use myself from the baking dishes and plates to the mugs and teapots. I try to make pots which show off their contents without distracting from them and are beautifully handmade, whilst being affordable enough to be used daily.

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Tim Hurn

Dorset

Woodfired saltglaze for the house and garden. All the pots are wheel thrown and fired in an anagama kiln glazed with Bettiscombe brickclay, wood ash and shino made from local materials.

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Zeba Imam

Stoke on Trent

Wheelthrown forms, stoneware clays, coloured slips and oxides

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Andy Knives

Derbyshire

Knife restoration. Bring along your old, damaged or rusty knives and let Andy bring them back to their former glory. Even if it s eems beyond repair, bring all the pieces to the show Andy will take them away and restore them for you.

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Thomas Knowles Jackson Ceramics

Gloucestershire

Tom makes functional pottery for the table, sideboard and oven that is inspired by African and Eastern Traditions and influenced by local materials and the ceremony of eating and drinking. Tom works is made with stoneware clays, thrown on a momentum wheel and high fired using both gas and wood firing atmospheres to create pots that are robust yet refined. His pots are decorated with a natural palette of glazes and slips derived from wood ash and other locally foraged materials.

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Claire Lake

Yorkshire

Kiln fused glass gifts, homewares, statement lighting and kitchen splashback specialist. Handmade in Yorkshire

01977 618137

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Rob Law's World Ceramics

Derbyshire

Ceramics old & new English and Asian ceramics from the Ming era to the present day and a few seashells

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Wendy Lawrence

Denbigh, Wales

Sculptural, handcarved ceramics for home and garden. The inspiration for my work is taken from natural form /surface and architecture.

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Michelle Lowe

Edinburgh, Scotland

Handmade slipware pottery

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Andy Mason

Derbyshire

Suburban Peasant Pottery & Food. Serving up tasty stir-fry noodles and exhibiting a range of practical tableware pots.

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John Masterton

Hertfordshire

Thrown and hand built porcelain with reduction fired oriental inspired glazes. My work is designed to be both functional and decorative. The rich colour of the copper red glaze is often combined with other glazes to give interesting mixtures of colours and reactions to surface marks and textures. Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire

07875 341900

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Davd Melville

Kent

Reduction fired stoneware including garden pots, tableware and individually decorated

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Isabel

Devon

I am a potter working in the heart of the Devonshire countryside where all my inspiration comes from. They are like small paintings on clay for cooking in and for the table. They are oven and dishwasher proof.

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Terry Nason

Derbyshire

Hand thrown stoneware. Terry creates a range of decorative and functional ceramics inspired by the colours, textures and ever changing moods of the Derbyshire landscape. Each unique piece is hand thrown on the wheel, often with added slip applied to the outside whilst still on the wheel or texture inscribed into the soft clay echoing the rugged Peak District landscape. The pots are sometimes altered whilst soft with the addition of facets or have slab built elements added.Intense and vibrant colour is introduced through the use of multicoloured layered glazes, which interact with each other and intermingle organically making each piece individual

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Andrew Pentland

Tyne & Wear

I am inspired by the studio pottery movement and I enjoy making a range of pieces with everyday use in mind. My work is high-fired stoneware which is fired either in a wood or gas kiln in reduction.

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Erica Pinney

Herefordshire

I trained in textiles at Hereford and Loughborough colleges of Art, then completed a teaching qualification. The pottery bug bit about 20 years ago and since then I’ve attended evening classes and courses to learn my craft. We live in the country and nature and animals have always been my love, so most of my work has an animal theme. I work in stoneware clay and decorate my pieces with brightly coloured glazes, some of which I make myself.

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Popalini & Jezando

Devon

Working together under the name Popalini & Jezando, Pop Wilkinson and Jez Anderson make collaboratively designed pots, with a particular focus on teaware. They take influence from the traditional pottery of North Devon, which is where they are both from, and also from the subtle understated forms they admired whilst wood-firing in Japan.

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Pots from France

Derbyshire

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Raku with Chris Jensen

Derbyshire

Have a go at Raku. A great opportunity to decorate and glaze a Japanese Raku pot, see it fired and take it home with you. The theatrical qualities of the process of ‘Raku’ firing inspires an understanding of the making, glazing and firing of pots. ‘Raku’ ware is associated with the Japanese Tea Ceremony.

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Paul Reid

Greater Manchester

I'm a Manchester based potter who employs traditional slipware techniques to produce pots for use.

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Andrew John Richards

Wales

I approach the making of my vessels with energy and immediacy, working on the form and its surfaces during the process of making and drying. My application of slips and oxides alter the surface and the layering of materials added to the vessel emphasises the plasticity and surface qualities of clay whilst achieving the feel of a landscape. I seek to push the boundaries of the pot/clay to becoming an abstract object in the art ceramic sculptural world. I Begin with thrown or hand built clay forms, I use the wheel to shape the exterior surface. While I may have an idea and an understanding of the shape, it is through careful manipulation, alterations of the surface with clastic sedimentary stones and oxides that the exterior appearance of the vessel is derived. Textures from the Earth series of work reflects the landscape of the Welsh mountains and Coastline.

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Glyn Ryland

Cardiff

My work is strongly influenced by simple functional pottery from around the world. I once fire (raw) and predominately throw my pots. My guiding mantra is pots with heart.

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Tina Sanderson

South Yorkshire

Terracotta Slipware. I make Terracotta slipware, to be used and loved.

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John Scott

Northumberland

Naked Raku, Saggar Firing and Sculptural Ceramics

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Mike Scown

Sheffield

Simple forms and glazes, brought to life by the reducing atmosphere in my small gas kiln. Locally dug clay and ashes from the family hearth are used as slip and glaze ingredients in some of my work.

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Alex Shimwell

South Yorkshire

Thrown porcelain and stoneware reduction fired for domestic and decrative use.

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Ros Smith

Derbyshire

Hand-built in the tradition of early earthenware makers and decorated with her own slips and glazes. Basic forms are thrown on the wheel and then embellished with figures, often inspired by the English countryside.

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Josie Walter

Derbyshire

Once fired domestic earthenware made on a momentum wheel, fired in an electric kiln. All the pots are ideal for cooking and serving delicious food. Pots are decorated on white slip with trailed images of hens, deer, pigs, fruit and vegetables, then coloured with blue, green and brown glazes.

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Joshua Williams

Galloway

I make fully thrown functional pottery, with an emphasis on what I view to be arresting to the eye, as well as being carefully considered and pleasant to use. At the moment I am developing a body of work made using earthenware, using local slips and materials and fired to a high temperature in a reduction atmosphere in order to create an aesthetic within the work which I have rarely seen elsewhere.

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Katherine Winfrey

Lincolnshire

Wheel thrown and modelled domestic earthenware. Slipware pots for people to enjoy using and to make them smile.

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Penny Withers

Sheffield

Pots for food are all about the senses and the transference of energy by touch. Handling a pot is like shaking hands with the maker. A completely satisfying dining experience should embrace the cuisine, the company and the tableware.

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Rachel Wood Ceramics

Notts

Expressive and tactile tableware, inspired by the mood and edges of the Derbyshire landscape, thrown and altered, high-fired stoneware.

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Rebecca Woods

Liverpool

I currently make two ranges of pots; wood ash glazed and Mishima decorated. I use the potters wheel making stoneware for everyday use in the kitchen and home.