View Image Gallery Chris Lewis(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1273 514330 Email: Web: www.chrislewisceramics.com
- A large range of decorated and undecorated pottery is available for
domestic use in a variety of finishes and glazes. Pots are either hand
painted or sgraffito decorated with multiple layers of slip to give a
depth of colour and tone. The extended firing further adds to the
variations in colour and texture.
All work is fired to between 1300-1350°C in a large single chamber 'anagama' type kiln, built in the Spring of 2000. Firings take place two or three times a year and are of 3-4 days duration. During the firing the ash and embers are allowed to build up throughout the kiln amongst the pots. It is this process that contributes to the depth of colour and textural variety that is evident on the surface of the finished work. The work is either thrown on a wheel, or made with a combination of throwing and hand building techniques.
trained at Wrecclesham Pottery near Farnham, Surrey. ( 1974-75). The
pottery at South Heighton was established by Ursula Mommens in the
1950's. Chris has worked there since 1975/6, when he converted some
farm buildings into a showroom and work-shop. He spent 1978 travelling
in West Africa studying traditional pottery making techniques and this,
as well as an interest in tribal art and archaeology, has influenced
much of his work.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: South Heighton Pottery, Nr. Newhaven, East Sussex, UK, BN9 0HL.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1273 514330
Availability: Generally open 10.00am. to 5.00pm. every weekday and 10.00am. to 1.00pm on Saturdays, but it advisable to telephone before making a special journey.
Directions: From Lewes, A27 Beddingham roundabout. Turn right on to A26 Newhaven Road. 5 miles on, turn left into South Heighton. Pottery is 100m on right.
Last Updated: 2011-06-08
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South Heighton Pottery : Open Studio - Stoneware Pots by Chris Lewis