View Image Gallery Alex Shimwell(Full member)Tel: 07985 553 711 Email: Web: www.alexshimwellceramics.co.uk
In my work I explore the relationships between the processes that make the piece and the effects they create, as well as the relationship between the pot and the user.
I make solely wheel thrown, high fired, porcelain and stoneware objects, with a functional purpose
My aesthetic ideas are grounded in the traditions of British studio pottery which takes its inspiration of aesthetic idiom from Japanese culture.
In my pieces I attempt to attain a balance between my aesthetic purpose: to display and manipulate the properties of each stage of the creative process into a balanced confident piece. And my personal belief that the beauty of a pot is as much in its visual presence as it is in how it functions.
To me the communication between person and pot though initially always visual; the tactile responses stimulated by its use are where a truer understanding and appreciation of the form, the pot and the potterís personality lie.
Gas fired reduction stoneware and porcelain domestic use and display pieces
- Online gallery exhibiting bare wall 2009
- Online work on www.studiopottery.co.uk
- Online work on http://www.craftform.com
Gas kiln propane fired to 1280 in reduction, tenmoku's, celadons, copper reds, kakis
History,Education and Experience
- Staffordshire university graduated 2007
Exhibitions and Events
- Private commission 18 inch lamp base
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: 104 Chesterfield Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, England, DE4 3FS.
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Telephone: 07985 553 711
Availability: Usually every day of the week best to phone first and on arrival and I will come and find you.
Joined on: 2009-11-18
Last Updated: 2013-03-05
Events featuring this potter
Rufford Craft Centre : Earth and Fire 2013 at Rufford
Art in Clay - Hatfield House : Art in Clay 2013