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Contact Details

Studio: Ruardean Garden Pottery, West End , Ruardean, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, UK, GL17 9TP. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44(0)7752900328
Email:
Web-site: www.ruardeanpottery.com
Availability: Usually open Thursday Saturday 11am 4pm, ring to confirm if travelling especially to visit.
Joined on: 2008-08-20
Last Updated: 2018-02-01

Artist's Statement

Artist's Statement

John Huggins provides classes and courses for throwing on the potters wheel, to all levels wanting to learn to throw; from complete beginners to experienced throwers.

Established in 1979, John Huggins produced a large range of hand thrown and press moulded terracotta, for plants and gardens, exhibiting for many years at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

In recent years he has pulled back from production of traditional horticultural wares and now concentrates on limited editions of press moulded plant pots and garden ornaments, mostly in terracotta, some in stoneware. He uses oxides and coloured slips to highlight texture and surface features in the clay.

He hopes his Fern Pots, Sphere Planters, and Pebble Planters look and feel as if they have been unearthed after ages underground, and suggest the qualities of fossils, split rocks, and the rediscovery of early life.

Current Work

Current Work

Terracotta & glazed stoneware plant pots and ceramics for the home and garden.

Classes
Weekend Throwing Classes
Intensive Throwing Weeks
Big Pot Course.
See website for details.

Technical Information

Technical Information

Terracotta and Stoneware. - Work thrown and press moulded.

Background History

Background History

1977-79 Harrow School of Art: Diploma in Studio Ceramics
1979 Established Courtyard Pottery, Swindon
1985 Elected Fellow Member of Craft Pottery Association
1995 Moved workshop to Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

Exhibited at RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace Flower shows for many years.

Publications

Publications

John is author of 'The Complete Potter: Pots for Plants and Gardens'

Work Styles

Work Styles

Terracotta
Stoneware
Thrown
Garden