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Bridget DrakefordImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Upper Buckenhill Farmhouse, Fownhope, Hereford, UK, HR1 4PU. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44(0)1432 860411
Email:
Web-site: www.bdporcelain.co.uk
Availability: Visitors are welcome at the workshop but please telephone first.
Joined on: 2008-04-10
Last Updated: 2014-03-31

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

Bridget’s first workshop was established in South West Scotland in 1977. She moved to Herefordshire in 1994 where she now has a studio at  home. She has had no formal training.

An interest in oriental ceramics led her to develop her own style, and from then on she has worked exclusively in porcelain taking her inspiration from Eastern ceramics.

She makes a speciality of teapots, incorporating silver and wood in the detailed fittings. Other shapes include large vases, jugs, bottles and bowls. She researches and makes her own glazes based on traditional Chinese glazes.

Inspiration is drawn from ongoing study of examples of decorative arts from other cultures in museums and art galleries, and when possible by travelling. Bridget’s work is represented in both private and public collections at home and abroad.  
 
Bridget has exhibited in Mashiko in 2006, Tokyo in 2005 and 2007, the World Ceramic Exposition in Korea in 2001 and at the Mashiko International Pottery Contest in 2000.

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Current Work

Current Work

Teapots, large vases, jugs, bottles and bowls.

Work Generally Available from:
St. Ives Ceramics, Fish Street, St. Ives
Contemporary Ceramics, Marshall Street, London
The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester

Technical Information

Technical Information

I work exclusively in porcelain making thrown vessels which are classical in form. I use reduction firings to produce both copper reds and celadons but also use an electric kiln for some glazes. I like to introduce other materials, making use of wood and silver for handles of teapots, jars and dishes.

Work Styles

Work Styles

Celadon
Vases & Bowls
Teapots
Kitchen & Tableware
Bottles
Porcelain
Sang de boeuf