View Image Gallery Andrew Hague(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1969 650548 Email:
Andrew Hague has been making pots in Askrigg for 30 years. He works alone, producing pots wich he hopes people will enjoy both practically and aesthetically. He fires all his work in a large oil fired kiln which at times struggles to reach the temperatures of 1300*C. Like Andrew, the kiln is ageing, mellowing and sagging a bit a the corners!
He enjoys producing both decorative stoneware and porcelain, as well as finding pleasure in using moe quiet and subtle glazes of his own formulation. He finds a harmony in using these two approaches side by side. The yin of the unexpected results of the ash glaze, as opposed to the yang of the craft of the controlled freedom of the decorators brush.
His loves of walking, wildlife, sailing and the sea, and anything else which grips him, all end up in a piece of his work one way or another.
He has taken part in many exhibitions throughout his life, and has work in many private collections including the bowes museum and the Gladstone museum, Stoke on Trent. He now sells most of his own work from his own gallery, as well as commission work, exhibitions and to collectors.
An ever changing range of high-fired stoneware and porcelain. Oil fired
stoneware, reduction to 1280 - 1300 deg. C. Functional ware, most work
is decorated in cool Northern colours using both European and Oriental
brushwork, from small powder pots to prodigious harvest jugs, from
delicate porcelain bowls, to vigorous platters.
Kiln is my own design, with 60cu. ft. capacity using two old brass Nu-way burners. work is glazed with a talc base glaze, colours used are my own on-glaze colours, applied with Oriental and European brushes. I am also involved with wood-ash glazes and dabble with porcelain.
Born in Sheffield in 1948.
Exhibitions and Collections
I have exhibited widely and my work is included in museum collections at Gateshead, Bowes, and at the Gladstone Museum, Stoke on Trent.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Askrigg Pottery, Old School House, Westend, Askrigg, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, UK, DL8 3HN.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1969 650548
Availability: Visitors welcome but it is a good idea to phone first, to find out availability of stock and whereabouts of potter.
Directions: Askrigg is situated between Leyburn and Hawes in Upper Wensleydale just off and above the A684. Park your vehicle in the village, walk down the road which runs down the back of the church, where you will see in front of you a small square, with a house, arched gateway into a cobbled courtyard, garden and pottery. Watch out for the ankle nipping Border Collie - biscuits are a good bribe!
Last Updated: 2011-06-14
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