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Contact Details

Studio: Carnforth, Lancaster, Lancashire, UK, LA5.
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Availability: Visitors welcome by appointment only.
Joined on: 2007-05-08
Last Updated: 2013-11-28

Current Work

Current Work

Original thrown tableware and one off pieces specialising in pictorial imagery, hand painted with underglaze brushwork.

Current Available From:
The Clock House Community Gallery, Broughton in Furness, Cumbria
The Beach Hut Gallery, Kents Bank, Grange over Sands, South Cumbria
Lancaster Charter Market, Lancaster Museum, (Saturdays)

Other Information
Available for lectures, Demos, Workshops etc.

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Athenaeum, The (Cumbria) : Art and Clay 2014
November 22, 2014 to November 23, 2014

Technical Information

Technical Information

Underglaze brushwork applied directly to the raw or bisque ceramic surface followed by electric glaze firing to 1140 oC

Background History

Background History

Lancaster Art College, 1969-74. Kendal Grammar School, 1964-69
1981 to present day, independent Artist & Ceramicist.
1979-80. Artist & Pattern Designer, Jersey Pottery.
1976-79. Artist & Pattern Designer Coalport China Ltd, Longton, Stoke on Trent

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2006, 2005, 2002, 1999. “Earth & Fire”, Rufford Craft Centre
2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, etc. Potfest in the Park
2012 - 1999, “C.P.A. Autumn Show”, St. Edwards, Oxford.
2000. Corrymella Scott Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.
1998. “SPEAKING OUT”, The Manor House, Ilkley, Yorkshire.

International
2004. “EUCECO”, Athens, Greece.
2001. “The Plate Show”, Touring Exhibition Curated by The Collins Gallery University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
2000. “Frechen International Ceramics Festival”, Frechen, Koln, Germany.
1999. “Loose Interpretations”,Celestial Seasonings, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.
1997. “European Karamiek Markt”, Maaseik, Belgium.

Awards and Collections

Awards and Collections

2013 Potfest Prize Winner, Potfest in the Park, Hutton in the Forest
2013 Received the Potters' Vote for "The Exhibition on the Lawn", Potfest in the Park
2004.Euceco (1st European Ceramics Competition) Amaroussi, Athens, Greece.
1999. Loose Interpretations IV, Celestial Seasonings, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.
1972. Royal Society of Arts, Bursary Competition (Tableware Design)

Collections:
The Metropolitan University of Manchester
The Potteries Museum, Hanley, Stoke on Trent.
The Celestial Seasonings Teapot Collection, Boulder U.S.A.
The Lancaster City Museum.

Publications

Publications

2005. “Teapots, Design & Making” by Steve Woodhead, A&C Black
2003. “The Ceramic Surface” by Matthias Ostermann, A&C Black
2003. “Potfest in the Pens x 10”
2000. “Potters” illustrated directory, The Craft Potters Association Great Britain

Work Styles

Work Styles

Lustreware
Earthenware
Thrown
Painterly
Vases & Bowls
Teapots
Sculptural
Kitchen & Tableware