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 potter’s personality lie.
Gas fired reduction stoneware and porcelain domestic use and display pieces
Gas kiln propane fired to 1280 in reduction, tenmoku's, celadons, copper reds, kakis
History,Education and Experience
- A level ceramics Lady Manners School Bakewell
Exhibitions and Events
- Private commission 18 inch lamp base
Vase finder international selected competition 2013
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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: 2014-01-03
Events featuring this potter
Water Street Gallery : Ceramic Vessels
Art in Clay - Hatfield House : Art in Clay 2014