Andrew DouglasImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: The Gatehouse, College Road , Wereham King's Lynn , Norfolk, England, PE33 9AZ. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0) 7515 359541
Email:
Availability: Andrew is not potting at present and we will advise when this changes. He may still have some recent work for sale, so it is worth asking
Joined on: 2010-02-22
Last Updated: 2014-07-16

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

I make pots for use, either for food or flowers, and as decoration.  My interest lies largely in the firing of the pots - the intimacy of woodfiring is very special to me, and I want my pots to show that process.  So I am concentrating on glazes and clays which best record the narrative of the flame.  My journey has only just begun, and I feel I have a long but enjoyable road to travel.

Current Work and Availability

Current Work and Availability

Anagama, Fired - wood, Glazes - shino, Stoneware, Thrown.

Availability: - from studio - but see note under contact details

Technical

Technical

Glazes - various shino glazes, celedon and other glazes sometimes used.  Also use china clay slips.

Kiln: 25 cu ft tube kiln with flat kiln shelf/fibre roof.  Fired to cone 13 front, cone 11 at the back, over 36 hours.  Sometimes do shorter firings for non-shino glazed wares.  Ash/sawdust is often thrown in during firings - sometimes put charcoal on pots too.

History and Background

History and Background

BSc (Hons) Computing Science, 1990.
PhD Computer Science, 1997.

Worked in research and IT until May 2008.

Started making pots in 2005, firing in a small electric kiln - ash glazes mostly.  Took evening classes at Whitehouse Arts Centre in Cambridge, with Rachel Dormer and Matt Blakely.

In August 2008, I took Nic Collins’ kiln building course, where we built a large catenary arch wood-fired kiln, and I was hooked.  I have since been a regular helper at Nics firings.

In January 2009 I built a small kiln of my own, which has gone through a number of iterations.  It is a small single chamber cross-draught tube kiln with a flat roof.  I fire bisqued ware for about 36 hours.  I have a fascination with shino type glazes.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

August 2009 - Anglian Potters summer exhibition, Cambridge
November 2009 - Anglian Potters winter exhibition, Cambridge
October 2009 - Ickworth wood fair, Ickworth, Suffolk
May 2010 - Potfest Scotland, Stirling, Scotland.
July 2010 - Ceramics South East, Aylesford, Kent.
August 2010 - Potfest in the Pens, Penrith, Cumbria.

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Thrown
Shino
Wood
Anagama