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years I have enjoyed impressing deeply into soft freshly thrown vessels
at the wheel using simple handmade wooden tools, the decoration being
integral to the vessel rather than on the surface. Occasionally this
"carving" was so deep that the inside and outside were reunited. The
vessels were glazed with matt ash glazes applied from an assortment of
containers with large house painting brushes. Recently I have stopped
"carving" into the clay and am enjoying painting the surfaces very
quickly with large flat brushes.
I use a grogged clay, rich in fireclay and apply all my glazes with large flat brushes. Any decoration, using variations of the same glazes, is done at the same time.I work with mainly matt glazes, including matt ash glazes.All work is fired in a 27cu ft downdraught gas kiln to Orton Cone 10 in approx 10 hours. From 1000oc until Cone 10 bends the atmosphere is heavily reduced.
I set up my ceramics studio in 1986, following a course at the Chelsea
Westminster School, where I also worked as the ceramics technician. I
taught for several years at Newark and Sherwood College and Clarendon
College, Nottingham. In the spring of 1994 I set up Vine Farm Pottery
in Bainton, near Stamford and produced individual thrown pots, which
were carved, impressed and textured by hand, usually incorporating a
high degree of handbuilding. These were made from heavily grogged
stoneware clay, often matt ash glazed, and fired in a gas reduction
kiln to. My work has been widely exhibited. I am married to Pauline and
we have two daughters.
1991 - Usher Gallery, Lincoln - LHCC Group Exhibition
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Vine Farm, Barnack Road, Bainton, Stamford, Lincolnshire, UK, PE9 3AE.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1780 740611
Availability: We have a small gallery adjoining the pottery. Visitors are always welcome but please telephone first.
Directions: Situated about 4 miles from the unspoilt stone market town of Stamford in South Lincolnshire, and not far from the A1, Bainton is approached by leaving Stamford on the B1443, past Burghley House. Vine Farm is an 18th century limestone farmhouse in the heart of the village, opposite the church.
Last Updated: 2011-09-24