We are lucky to have the following Potters exhibiting at this years show.
Andy Knives Derbyshire
Bring along your old, damaged or rusty knives and let Andy bring them back to their former glory. Even if it seems beyond repair, bring all the pieces to the show Andy will take them away and restore them for you.
BERRY Charlotte South Yorkshire
Domestic stoneware decorated with sgraffito. Pieces are thrown or moulded and painted with slip at the leather hard stage. Each piece is individually decorated, starting with a sketchy design in pencil, then followed up with sgraffito tools to firm up outlines and add detail.
BLATHERWICK Sue Staffordshire
Slip decorated tiles, dishes, sculptural bowls
I like to explore the marks and lively colours that are possible with slip, which create an impression of fluid energy and simplicity. My work is thrown and slab based, with imagery reflective of the landscape around me in the Peak District.
BOOTON Steve Sheffield
Wheel thrown reduction fire ceramics
Since returning to ceramics after a long absence, it has been a journey of rediscovery. Rediscovering lost skills. Rediscovering lost enthusiasm and rediscovering an aesthetic approach to working with clay that feels natural and unforced.
BOWDEN Jane Oxfordshire
Jane Bowen has been working with clay for more than 30 years. Having completed a BA in ceramics at Camberwell School of Art she was then apprentice to Clive Bowen at Shebbear Pottery. Jane has explored many different areas of ceramics but she always finds herself returning to slipware and its rich and dynamic tradition.
BRAMPTON Margaret Wales
Each piece is a unique object where all the drawing and lettering is done free hand. Drawings are marked out with food colour before being scratched out with a sharp point (sgraffito). Washes of oxides and underglaze colour are then applied to the leather hard pot.
BRIERLEY Ben Leicestershire
Functional and Sculptural ceramics
I make a range of functional and sculptural ceramics from stoneware, porcelain and earthenware clays. Work is thrown and hand built and seeks to emphasise the malleable, tactile qualities of clay. All work is fired in an anagama style cross draft woodfired kiln for 4 days.
BULLEYMENT Linda West Yorkshire
Animals, essence, hand built, thrown
Moving to Sheepwalk Studios I felt compelled to add sheep to my growing menagerie of animals, a few others have joined me since. With more space I went back to my first love of throwing and combine both in my work. Capturing the essence of these animals allows their personalities to show.
COBBOLD Simone Cheshire
Functional and Sculptural pieces
I have always been drawn to textures and natural, organic forms, taking 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 work. Often using a range of found objects as tools for making marks and patterns on my bowls, platters and vessels making each piece unique.
CALLUM Mariam Suffolk
I make functional work in porcelain on the potters wheel. I also make one-off sculptural forms for the home and garden. My inspiration comes from the Indian, African and Arabic cultural backgrounds that I am fortunate to have. The endless possibilities that exist within the vessel form are challenging and exciting and towards this end I want to make pots that can be used and enjoyed in domestic life.
CURTIS Margaret County Durham
Japanese inspired Stoneware
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.
DIX Anthony Warwickshire
Functional fired soda fired ware
Work is thrown and altered and combines ideas from utilitarian architecture and spirals in nature. references to water towers oil cans and machines and objects made for specific utilitarian use. this is all combined and brought together by the crisp machine like thrown forms enhanced the effects of soda and salt in the kiln working across surfaces that are suited to the corrosive effects of soda and salt.
FORD Kim Warwickshire
Ash glazed pottery
Pots decorated with slips, textures and ash glazes. The pots are tactile, visually appealing and pleasing to use. Materials for glazes, slips and firing are sourced locally wherever possible. The pots are fired with wood or gas, a typical firing takes around 14 hours and reaches temperatures of up to 1300C.
HALL Jennifer Pembrokeshire
Jennifer throws domestic ware in small batches on a geared kickwheel on the St Davids Peninsula, Pembrokeshire. Her pots are decorated with slips and oxides, using a combination of slip trailing, brushwork and sgraffito techniques.
HEELEY Richard Shropshire
My pots represent many years of trying to achieve a way of making that gives me faith in my belief that the potter has an affinity with the landscape; working with water, earth, fire, wood, salt, metal and stone. needs a level of understanding and sensitive handling in their use. Each element of this palette.
HERRING Sheila Herefordshire
I make functional thrown and hand built black earthenware pots. The surfaces are often decorated with free pencil line drawings and other forms of gestural mark making. Sometimes there is the suggestion of flowers, other times the exploration of repetitive patterns.
HIGHAM Hazel Staffordshire
Terracotta, useful kitchen ceramics
Hazel makes a range of functional ceramics using a terracotta clay with a white tin glaze. The work is free-hand decorated using oxides and ceramic colours as well as wax resist. Her aim is to make useful pots that you should not be worried about using for food.
HOWARD Jan Kent
Quality functional ceramics
Fired to stoneware temperatures and drawing on a love of both the coast and the surrounding countryside, pieces are designed to be comfortable to use and beautiful to look at, yet always with functionality in mind. Each piece is unique and this is reflected in the layering of glazes as part of the process to produce interesting and varied results.
HRUSTALENKO Jaroslav Hampshire
Dance inspired statement pieces
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 classical proportions of Golden Ratio. I employ tense potent curves and strong diagonals to convey the sheer impression of momentum in my compositions.
HUGHES Adam Shropshire
Functional domestic stoneware
I make functional ware and more sculptural work from my small studio using a gas reduction kiln and a wood firing kiln. My work reflects the countryside around me. I love recreating the colours and textures of this region. I have recently been exploring the look and feel of this nature taking back and of rediscovering man made items in this environment.
IMAM Zeba Stoke-on-trent
My work is inspired by the marks of human activity all around us. Bustling cityscapes, time-worn aspects of an industrial building, casual graffiti: they convey the universal human wish to be seen and to communicate: am/was here. Clay has a capacity for memory. Working alongside clay’s nature, I intend to capture the layered, palimpsest-like, quality of the human story. My work is primarily wheel-thrown.
JESSOP Paul Somerset
Traditional hand thrown pottery
Paul Jessop & Marion Lewis at Barrington Pottery are super excited to be coming back this year, bringing our simple style of country pottery. It might have a slightly French feel about it this time, but dont worry the pie dishes, ramekins and sauce pots are still with us. All of our pots are made to be used on a daily basis.
KENDRA Carrie Lincolnshire
Hand built functional ware
I hand make my tableware from a porcelain white stoneware clay. It is rolled into slabs, compressed, smoothed, shaped in plaster molds, then refined on a turntable or wheel before careful drying. After biscuit firing they are glazed with a cobalt blue underglaze then a translucent overglaze. After its high temperature glaze firing, this is sanded for polished pebble feel that is extremely tactile.
RUSSELL Kingston Devon
Devonshire Slipware is the perfect medium for me. Its roots in North Devon are what drew me to it. Its humble origins of the everyday medieval pot to its vibrant place in today’s studio pottery. My pots are made for the kitchen and table, I hope that they are used and enjoyed in everyday life.
KNOWLES-JACKSON Tom Gloucestershire
His work is influenced by local materials and the ceremony of eating and drinking. 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.
LAKE Claire Yorkshire
Kiln fused glass
As a potter my work concentrated on the play of light and shadows in wall art. My shift to kiln fused glass allows an expression of colour and texture in all things for the home and garden. With a nod to Japan these simple forms open a wide range of possibilities and the designs can be translated into kitchen splashbacks or even lighting.
LAWRENCE Wendy Denbigh
Sculptural hand carved ceramics
The inspiration for my work comes from natural form and texture, also architecture and antiquity. I enjoy making work on a varied scale and carving into the clay body. I use volcanic glazes and high fire the work to stoneware temperature. The work can be displayed in interior or exterior spaces.
LOWE Michelle Edinburgh
Michelle’s pots are made to be used on the table and in the oven. She works in red earthenware clay decorated with slips, oxides, underglaze, sliptrailing and sgraffito. Many pieces are illustrated with plants and berries from her garden and nearby hedgerows. She loves the humble, cheery weeds and wildflowers which brighten our days and herald the changing of seasons.
MASON Jessica Stoke-on-Trent
Jessica’s work is focused on the sensitive interaction between maker and material. Exploring the dialogue between the plastic qualities of clay and its relationship to the user, she considers the evolution of each piece as being intrinsically linked to the rituals of functional wear.
MASTERTON John Hertfordshire
Most of my work is made with Porcelain, and thrown on the wheel. I also handbuild and use moulds for large pieces plus a range of glazes, mostly based on traditional Chinese recipes, remade using modern ingredients. My signature is Copper Red, a tricky glaze that requires careful firing in a flame kiln to achieve the finish.
McMILLAN Gillian Stoke-on-Trent
Porcelain and earthstone
An experienced and qualified designer within the field of ceramics and has worked both in industry and as a sole potter for 40 years. Inspiration is taken from nature and designs are crafted in a variety of clays and using a range of techniques. Her ceramics are handmade either on a potter‚ wheel, coiled or press moulded, then drawn, cut, painted and glazed.
MEMBERY Nick Carmarthenshire
Wood-fired stoneware pottery
My pots are intended for use, but most of all I want them to be enjoyed. I consider that they, in their own small way are the antithesis of mass production and consumerism. My pots take on the colours and tones of the environment that surrounds me. I gather local materials, unique to my location, for decorating and glazing my work: clay, ash and stone are all used to inextricably connect me, and my pots, to where I live.
MERRICK Isabel Devon
I make colourful domestic slipware for the table and for cooking in. It is influenced by my surroundings, the beautiful Devonshire countryside, which offers so much inspiration for my designs. I use painting and scraffitto techniques for the mark making and drawing into the clay.
MORRISON Ian Wiltshire
Salt glazed stoneware
I focus on line, surface, and balance. I want my pots to convey an honesty about why and how they were made and for me the salt glazing process is a perfect application to achieve this. The pots, heavily salt glazed become incredibly tactile as well as showing my hand at work, as the maker, not hiding but instead highlighting the subtle marks, fingerprints from handling, and attachments in a tasteful way.
NASON Terry South Derbyshire
Thrown functional 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. Intense and vibrant colour is introduced through the use of multicoloured layered glazes, these flow and intermingle making each piece individual.
NINE Fingers Wood Carving Derbyshire
Hand carved utensils
Useful, one of a kind utensils, hand carved in our small workshop from locally and responsibly sourced sustainable wood
PENTLAND Andrew Tyne & Wear
High fired domestic stoneware
My goal is to produce pieces that please the eye as much when not in use, as well as the satisfaction gained through everyday use. This is a long and continuing process. My work is wheel thrown fired with wood in reduction and made for domestic use.
PINNEY Erica Herefordshire
Stoneware with coloured glazes
I work in stoneware clay and throw hand built dishes, mugs and other useful articles, I’m interested in animals and fishes and they feature in the designs on my work, which has brightly coloured glazes, sponged , dipped and painted on.
POPALINI & JEZANDO North Devon
Collaboratively designed pots
Working together under the name Popalini¬†& Jezando, Pop Wilkinson and Jez Anderson make collaboratively designed pots. Their largely soda-fired work takes influence from the traditional pottery of North Devon and also from the subtle understated forms they admired whilst researching wood-firing in Japan.
PRITCHARD Melissa South London
Functional domestic ware
My work is thrown using salt clay and often manipulated while still wet on the wheel. Fired in a gas soda fired kiln using Shino glazes.
JENSEN Chris Derbyshire
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.
REID Paul Manchester
I am a lover of pots and food. I produce tableware in a red earthenware clay. These are then decorated in a traditional English slipware style.
Richards Andrew Wales
Hand thrown ceramic art
I seek to push the boundaries of the pot/clay to becoming an abstract object in the art ceramic sculptural world. Careful manipulation, surface alterations with clastic sedimentary stones and oxides create the exterior. Textures from the Earth series of work reflects the landscape of the Welsh mountains and Coastline.
ROSS Viv Staffordshire
Slip decorated earthenware
I make functional ceramics that combine hand-processes such as press-moulding, coiling and throwing with a love of illustration. The pieces are decorated using coloured slips, paper stencils, brushwork and sgraffito.
Exploring the possibilities of low-fired terracotta slipware, drawing decorative inspiration from the traditions of British slipware and folklore, to create contemporary tableware.
SHIMWELL Alex Derbyshire
Domestic and decorative pots
My work is process and material led. I am interested in the natural attributes of the materials and techniques used creating the decorative effects on or in congruence with the forms I make.
SIMPSON Penny Devon
Hand thrown earthenware
Penny Simpson trained at Dartington Pottery and in Japan. She makes earthenware ceramics for everyday use. The pots are designed to enhance the pleasures of home cooking and eating and are oven proof and dishwasher safe. They are made with red earthenware clay and decorated with coloured slips and glazes. Inspiration for motifs usually comes from the natural world.
SION Kim London
Kim Started throwing a year and a half ago after meeting Pat and Geoff Fuller. They taught her the joy of how the eating and drinking experience can be heightened by using beautiful vessels. Kim also came to the conclusion that it was OK to be simple.
SMITH Rosalind Peak District
Traditional English earthenware
Rosalind’s work is hand-built in the tradition of early earthenware makers and decorated with her own slips and glazes. Every piece of Rosalind’s work is hand built without the use of casts or molds, and this makes each piece uniquely different to any other.
VANIC Sarah Sheffield
Chupinka pottery is for everyday use. I favour subtle quiet tones using a stoneware flek clay and white glaze adding accents of colour to create a country cottage feel.
WALTER Josie 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, rabbits, hares as well as fruit and vegetables and then finished with coloured glazes
WALTON Sarah East Sussex
Sculptures of the South Downs landscape
Down the years I used it to produce firstly pots, then birdbaths and abstract sculptures. I’m showing new work here. As a child I walked, drew and painted this landscape. I feel that it, together with the Cumbrian landscape, lies behind all my ceramics. I feel a continuous thread links all my work.
WILLIAMS Joshua Galloway
Functional slipware and sculpture
Locality and sustainability are vital to us, and so we test local clays for use in our work. These are found alongside discarded shards of folk pottery and old bricks, all of which come from the seashore and riverbeds surrounding the pottery. These are collected and provide inspiration; the ongoing aim being to create a body of work which is defined by the same sense of vitality found in these old pots, yet is also revived for a modern audience.
WITHERS Penny 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.
WOODS Rebecca J Liverpool
Functional and decorative pots
I make pots that are both functional & decorative, mugs, bowls & pouring bowls, butter dishes, planters, bud vases & square bottles. I love imprinting, fluting and inlaying my pots. I use kept objects, such as an earring, or an old glass button from my mum’s old button tin to create the imprints.
YOUNG Paul Warwickshire
Slip decorated earthenware
A range of domestic and Decorative earthenware's inspired by the Glorious English and European Folk Arts.
YOUNG Tilly Devon
I’ve worked with clay for over 40 years - like a long marriage. We’re still friends! Pots for every domestic use, especially food. Always earthenware usually with slips, thrown, slabbed, pinched, re-formed, always aiming to keep it light and lively.