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 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)
Available for lectures, Demos, Workshops etc.
Alvin F Irving Studio : Alvin F Irving - Open Studio
May 20, 2017 to May 29, 2017
Harley Gallery : Earth and Fire 2017 at Harley Gallery
June 23, 2017 to June 25, 2017
Keramisto : Keramisto Ceramics Fair in Holland
September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017
Barwick Hall : The Witherslack Group of Artists and Makers
September 16, 2017 to October 15, 2017
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