Alex AllpressImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: The Lion House Studio, Newbridge-on-Wye, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales, UK, LD1 6LN. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1597 860127
Mobile: +44 (0) 7986-695 248
Email:
Web-site: www.alexallpress.co.uk
Availability: By Appointment, Monday - Friday 10.00am -5.00pm, Saturday/Sunday 1.00pm-7.00pm Wednesday late nights - till 9.00pm. If unavailable please call and leave a message and I will get back to you ASAP.
Sales Rooms in London and Cambridge.

Last Updated: 2013-02-18

Current Work

Current Work

I make stoneware individual pieces for the home as well as exhibition. These include large scale sculptural vessels and delicate centre pieces for an eye capturing living room, or dining table. ( prices range 30 - 450)
I have also branched out into a beautiful selected homeware range in 4 natural colours, specialising in platters and bowls. (prices range between 10 - 200)

By commission I have designed some large and smaller scale garden vessels which fit perfectly into the surrounding nature. (price on application)

Work generally available from:

Online and Gallery Sales:
The Red Door Gallery, London 10 Turnpin Lane, Greenwich, London, SE10
The Ceramics Boutique, 1 Zenoria Street, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8HP

Online Sales Only:
Phillips and Evans, the online gallery specialising in original prints and functional ceramics.

Gallery Sales Only:
The Cottage Gallery, The Borough, Wedmore, Somerset, BS28 4EG
The Green Tree Gallery, Millbrook Building, Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP
The Dadbrook Gallery, Buckingahamshire: by appointment.

Other Information:
Workshops and beginners lessons are available - Phone the Studio: 07986 695 248

Awards: Speacial Featured Ceramic Artist: one of only 2 ceramicists in the 500.
Courvoisier The Future 500 unites 500 professionals handpicked from a myriad of sectors who have demonstrated motivation and passion for perfection and are tipped to be future leaders in their fields.
Sponsored By The Observer. 

Technical

Technical

The process starts with throwing the pot on the wheel to shape I desire. When the pot is nearly dry I will brush on the oxides, roughly, so to have varying thickness. A mixture of either black iron oxide and red iron oxide, or black iron oxide and copper carbonate, giving either a brown/black colour or green/black colour respectively.

The pots are then bisque fired to a temperature of 1000 degrees centigrade. The next process is to glaze them with a white glaze. I've tried many different white glazes to reach the one I use today. I needed one, which reacted and worked with the oxides underneath during the final firing.

To glaze the pots, I simple pour the glaze over, so to get different thicknesses of glaze, and so with the varying thicknesses of oxide and glaze the result should be a variation of colour and texture.

The final firing is taken to 1260 degrees centigrade.

History

History

Born September 20th 1976

Education
1996-1999 Camberwell College of Arts, Bachelor of Honours in Ceramics
1995-1996 Camberwell College of Arts Foundation Diploma in Fine Art

Member: South Wales Potters Association 

 

Press and Publicity

Press and Publicity

'The Magazine' - Cambridge Evening News: Homes and Gardens Article by Sue Elliot March 5th 2005

Galleries and Shops

Galleries and Shops

Art At The Park 2005 at Croxton Park, Thetford - June 18-23
Dadbrook Gallery Cuddington Buckinghamshire - June/July 2005. Visit: www.dadbrookgallery.co.uk
Icon Gallery Windsor 20th July - 25th August 2005.
Clifton's Gallery, Marylebone, London Summer/Autumn 2005
The Ruiz Gallery, 97d High Street, Somersham, Cambridgeshire - Jan/Feb 2005.

Exhibitions and Craft Fairs

Exhibitions and Craft Fairs

Dadbrook Gallery Winter Show 2008, Bucks December - Jan 2008
Dec Babylon Gallery, Ely - Sat 17 Nov Sun 30
Selling Show Ely Open: Festive Spirit
Grace Barrand Design Centre, Nutfield, Surrey, UK - December 2007
Brighton Craft Show, Sussex - Nov 23rd-25th
Bucks Craft Show: The Long Barn, Latimer - 2-3rd Nov 2007
Rare, Artworks-MK, Milton Keynes - November 2007
Hicks Gallery, Wimbledon, London - September 2007

Potfest in the Pens - August 5/7 2005 Art At The Park 2005 at Croxton Park, Thetford - June 18-23 2005 New Designers :The Future of Design, Exhibition at The business Design Centre

52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 - July 1999 Show Up. Show Off Camberwell College of Art, Peckham Road, London - June 1999


Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Thrown
Landscape
Handbuilt
Teabowls
Sculptural
Kitchen & Tableware
Garden