Original thrown tableware and one off pieces specialising in pictorial imagery, hand painted with underglaze brushwork.
New Work: "In 2015 Alvin was sent an image asking he was the maker of a textured stoneware bottle bought at auction in Malvern along with some of Michael Cardews work. This bottle was one of no more than 50 experimental textured stoneware pieces I made in the late 1990's.
Current Available From:
The Beach Hut Gallery, Kents Bank, Grange over Sands, South Cumbria
Upfront Gallery, Nr Hutton-in-the-Forest, Unthank, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9TG
Available for lectures, Demos, Workshops etc.
Harley Gallery : Earth and Fire 2018 at Harley Gallery
June 22, 2018 to June 24, 2018
Art in the Pen (Skipton) : Art in the Pens 2018 - Skipton
August 11, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Art in Clay - Hatfield House : Art in Clay 2018
August 17, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Keramisto : Keramisto Ceramics Fair in Holland
September 15, 2018 to September 16, 2018
Barwick Hall : The Witherslack Group of Artists and Makers
September 15, 2018 to October 14, 2018
GNCCF : The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair
October 11, 2018 to October 14, 2018
Underglaze brushwork applied directly to the raw or bisque ceramic surface followed by electric glaze firing to 1140 oC
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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