Whats been happening . . .
Those who know me will know for the whole of 2016 I have been trying to relocate to North Devon and becouse of this making, teaching and exhibitions where put on hold.
It's now 2017 - Happy New Year! - and I am still in the Chilterns, sometime this year it may happen, but until then its full steam ahead.
About me and my work
I currently work from my studio in Bledlow Ridge Buckinghamshire but also work very closely with The Phonoix Studio at Towesey, Oxon www.phoenixstudio.co.uk were I teach and run workshops plus fire my Raku kilns for my own work
As you may have guessed my passion is Ceramics and especially the hand building techniques such as ‘coiling’ and ‘slab building’ which I than carve back at the leather dry clay stage. I am intrigued by the Raku firing technique although Stoneware firing is a also a strong process in the finishing technique of my work. I like to classify myself as a Ceramicist rather than a Potter as I tend to think of a potter as artist that competently uses the wheel to produce functional work.
I always find it hard to describe my work as it varies so much and takes it insperation from so many areas and influiences and these change regularly, one thing for sure is that I have more ideas in my head than I’m ever going to be able to make.
As well a exhibiting locally and nationally I also teach and run workshops for Raku Firing and handbuilding. As I build my own Raku kilns I can now offer this as a service, so if you are interested please get in contact.
I have been lucky to make some great friends through ceramics along the way and have to thank them all for enriching my life and saving me from complete madness.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
This website has been created to showcase all of my work and also consolodates my old websites - www.pots-n-things.co.uk, www.wishingstones.com and www.rakuman.co.uk and hope it makes it easier to view and understand my work.
On a commercial level
Always looking for sales outlets, exhibitions and galleries - if you are interested in my work please do not hesitate contacting me.