View Image Gallery Andrew Niblett(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1594822658 Email: Web: www.andrewniblettrakupotter.co.uk
Andrew has had an affinity with clay from the moment his parents bought him his first potter’s wheel at the age of five. Enthusiastic schoolteachers encouraged this early enjoyment of art, in particular clay.
With a desire to know more he enrolled at the local college where he completed a Btec National Diploma in 3D Design Ceramics, after which he went on to graduate from Bath College of Higher Education with a Degree in Ceramics in 1991.
Raku fired sculptural forms.
All the pieces are thrown in one piece and then turned too refine the form,while the clay is still soft metal bars are added.
The pieces are biscuit fired in an electric kiln, and selected areas are masked off before being coated with a copper matt glaze.
These are then put through their final and most exciting stage, which is Raku. This involves the pieces being heated to 1000`c at which point they are removed from the kiln glowing orange. These are placed immediately onto a bed of sawdust, which bursts into flames on contact giving unpredictable and hopefully, amazing results.
First wheel at the age of five!
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: 26 Valley Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England, GL14 2PD.
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Last Updated: 2011-06-27