Andrew NiblettImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: 26 Valley Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England, GL14 2PD. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1594822658
Email:
Web-site: www.andrewniblettrakupotter.co.uk
Availability: Please phone first, visitors only by appointment
Last Updated: 2011-06-27

Artists statement

Artists statement

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.

The inspiration for Andrews sculptures comes from munitions of warfare and the wartime coastal defences on the Normandy beaches.

Current Work

Current Work

Raku fired sculptural forms.

Work available from:

Red Biddy Gallery, Guildford
Where I Fell in Love Gallery
The Biscuit Factory Art Gallery
The Laing Art Gallery
Parkfields, Ross on Wye
Bowie Gallery, Hay on Wye

Other information:
Available for demonstrations - phone for details

Technical

Technical

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.

Career Background

Career Background

First wheel at the age of five!
1986 - BTEC Ordinary National Diploma 3D Design Graphics Royal Forest of Dean College
1991 - BA Hons Degree in 3D Design Ceramics, Bath College of Higher Education
2001 Studio established

Work Styles

Work Styles

Thrown
Sculptural
Raku
Mixed media
Dry Matt