View Image Gallery Items for SaleAlan Foxley(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1799 522631 Email:
My interest in Ceramics began when I was introduced to clay as an art student. Although I trained as a potter/painter and teacher, the urge to continue working with this fascinating and very versatile material has remained with me. Over the years I have worked in a variety of ways with various types of clay. The main body of my work is hand-building, with most of the emphasis on a sculptural rather than utilitarian way of working.
Current work is principally hand-built one-off pieces. Coiling, slabbing and pinching both large and small scale mainly using Crank clay with the addition of porcelain, slips, oxides and dry and semi-matt glazes.
Gas fired top loader kiln LPG. Mainly reduction fired 1280 C Much of the work is unglazed, relying very much on the textural quality of the clay, slips, oxides and the use of post-firing polishing with abrasives. Some use is made of matt and semi-matt glazes but this is mainly used on the smaller pieces of work.
Trained at Bath Academy of Art Corsham.Taught Art in schools 1957-74.
Fellow Society of Designer Craftsmen, Professional member Craft Potters Association, Selected member East Anglian Potters Association, Member Essex Craft Society, Norfolk Contemporary Craft Soc.
Burton Art Gallery, Devon.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: 26 Shepherds Way, Saffron Walden, Essex, UK, CB10 2AH.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1799 522631
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Last Updated: 2014-02-24
Events featuring this potter
Gallery Upstairs, The : Grand Finale Group Show
Art in Clay - Hatfield House : Art in Clay 2014
Open Studio - 26 Shepherds Way : Open Studio - Anne and Alan Foxley
Potfest in the Park : Potfest in the Park 2014