Andy TitcombImage Gallery

Contact Details

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Web-site: www.andytitcomb.com
Availability: Andy has now retired and we wish him a very long, healthy and happy retirement. This profile is now for reference as Andy no longer has his work for sale.
Joined on: 2011-12-07
Last Updated: 2019-03-04

Current Work and Availability

Current Work and Availability

Handmade Raku fired one off pieces and earthenware slipcast teapots.

Availability of Work
No longer available.

Technical Information

Technical Information

Electric top loading kiln.  biscuit firing 1060; glaze firing 1140; lustre firing 840;
Gas raku kiln firing to 1000

Career Background

Career Background

Summary:
1974 - 1977
... Exeter Art College BA (Hons) Fine Art Ceramics.
1978 - 1983... Worked with Paul Cardew and Sunshine Ceramics of Exmouth.
1983 - 1990... Set up own workshop in Devon. Work selected by the Design Centre, made slip cast fun teapots for the Tea Council and supplied shops all over the world including Japan, Italy, USA and France.
1990  - present day... Working in Cornwall  where more recent work has consisted of small editions of slip cast teapots together with one off hand built and Raku fired pieces. 

More detail:
I graduated from Exeter College of Art in 1977 with a BA Hons in Fine Art Ceramics.I was taught by Edward Allington, Lawson Rudge and Brian Southwell.

 I worked with Paul Cardew in his first business Sunshine Ceramics from 1978 to 1983. After a number of years making and decorating all manner of funky ashtrays, punk mugs and Nat West piggy banks, I left to concentrate on my own work.

I made a range of brooches which were selected by the Design Centre in London. In 1983 with a converted pigsty as a workshop, I made my first teapot...a black and white harlequin. Encouraged by The Teahouse in Covent Garden London I made many more teapots.
In 1984 I moved to larger premises in Devon and began exporting to France, Germany, Italy and Japan as well as supplying many shops in the UK with a wide range of fun collectable teapots.

In 1990 I moved to North Cornwall in order to combine home and workplace and escape the rat race of Devon. In 1994 I was honoured to be presented to Prince Charles as part of Cornwall's "In Pursuit of Excellence" scheme.

I export a large percentage of my work to the U.S.A. and have been commissioned to make various complex salt and pepper sets for the Salt and Pepper Collectors Club of America.

More recent work has concentrated on handbuilt and Raku fired one off pieces and ceramic collage slipcast work with a recycle re-use theme.

Publications

Publications

1992 Novelty Teapots Edward Bramah
2004 Collecting Teapots

Recent Exhibition History

Recent Exhibition History

The Winter Gallery Polzeath Cornwall 2011
The Schoolhouse Gallery Cornwall 2011
Rock Institute Cornwall 2011
Crypt Gallery St Ives 2010
Port Isaac Cornwall 2010
Rock Institute Cornwall 2010

Work Styles

Work Styles

Raku
Earthenware
Slip cast
Vases & Bowls
Trompe l'oeil
Teapots