Duncan RossImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Daneshay House, 69A Alma Lane , Upper Hale, Farnham, Surrey, UK, GU9 0LT. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1252 710704
Email:
Web-site: www.duncanrossceramics.co.uk
Availability: Visitors welcome; please telephone before coming.


Last Updated: 2014-07-15

Artist's Statement

Artist's Statement

I use only clay and smoke. I began working with terra-sigillata with the desire to use the simplest materials and to develop a rich surface with a combination of form and pattern that would be integral to the clay.
My work is thrown and burnished using many layers of a fine terra-sigillata slip with resist and inlay decoration.
 
Colours are achieved by smoke firing. I aim to develop a rich surface integral to the clay that has a feeling of depth, allowing the smoke process to play its essential and unpredictable part.    It is the combination of the fundamental and the sophisticated that I find fascinating.
 
"The rich, intriguing surface effects do not, like glaze, separate the making and the firing. These are pots which work on the boundaries of primitivism yet are highly sophisticated, they please because they defy definition, they are pots on the edge, a satisfying and intriguing blend of technical skill and creative vision."  Emmanuel Cooper OBE    Ceramicist, writer and critic.  

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Royal College of Art : Ceramic Art London 2015
April 17, 2015 to April 19, 2015

Current Work

Current Work

Work generally available from:
Contemporary Ceramics, 63 Great Russell Street, London. WC1B 3BF
The Leach pottery, St. Ives, Cornwall.
Terra Keramiek Delft, Delft, Netherlands
Bluecoat Display Centre, The Bluecoat, College Lane Entrance, Liverpool. L1 3BZ

My showroom usually has a range of recent work for sale. Please contact me if you would like to visit.

The NEW WORK page of my website is a selection of the work currently available. Please email for  prices and delivery cost. Postage and Packing within the UK is £25.00 fully insured.  Cost to EU countries is £50.00.  Work can be shipped to the US and other parts of the world.  PayPal accepted.


Other Information:
Selected Maker on The Crafts Council of Great Britain Slide Index. Fellow of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain.

History

History

1961-65 West Surrey College of Art & Design, Farnham: Ceramics & Printmaking.
Studied with Henry Hammond and Gwyn Hanssen-Pigott.
1966 Sussex University ATD(Dist)
1966-77 Painting and teaching in Devon.
1971-88 Worked in Education at Secondary, Further and Adult levels.
1988- present. Established ceramic workshop in Farnham, Surrey.

Books and Articles

Books and Articles

2011 - Contemporary British Studio Ceramics: Grainer Collection.  Yale, USA; Brandpunt Terra. 2011. Delft.
2010 - "Masters: Earthenware" Curated by Matthias Ostermann. Lark Books; Catalogue; Mint Museum NC, British Studio Ceramics.
2009  Masters of Earthenware. Lark Books USA.
2008  “Smoke Firing” Jane Perryman. A & C Black . 
2006 “Art of Making” Taiwan Ceramics.  Illustrations & comment.  Issue 52.

2002 - "Ceramics Monthly" Cover Illustrations and text. Issue 56.
2001 - "The Studio Potter" No 29 Smoke Firing. Text and Illustrations.
2001 - "Ceramics Monthly" No 49 Review and Illustrations PattyWouters USA.
2001 - "La revue de la Ceramique et du Verre" No115 Review and Illus.
2000 - "Kerameiki Techni" Issue 35 Text and Illus. "Le bois le feu sigillees,patines et fumees" Catalogue.
2000 - Musee Bernard Palissy, France.

1999 - "Painted Ceramics" Colour and Imagery on Clay. by Brenda Pegrum. Crowood Press. Text and Illustrations.
1999 - "Design Sourcebook" Ceramics by Edmund de Waal. New Holland. "Ceramic Form" by Peter Lane. New Edition.
1999 - A&C Black.Text and Illus.
1998 - "Clay: Tenacious Earth". Ceramics Art and Perception. Issue 30. Article and Illustrations by Duncan Ross.
1997 - "Duncan Ross", International Ceramica. (Spain) Article and Illustrations.

1995 - "Contemporary British Ceramics". Exhibition Catalogue, Athens.
1995 - "Pots With Presence", Article by Peter Lane, Ceramic Review No.155. Cover and Illustrations.
1995 - "Korean Arts and Crafts" Seoul Vol: 85. Review and illustrations.
1995 - "Smoke Fired Pottery" by Jane Perryman. A&C Black. Featured "Folio" Artist, Text and illustrations.
1995 - "Smoke Firing" by Karin Hessenberg. Batsford. Featured maker.
1994 - "Het Atelier, Twelve Workshops", Luk Versluys. Snoeck-Ducaju and Zoon, Holland.
1993 - "Designer Genes" Article by Anoop Parikh. Daily Telegraph; ‘Throwing’ by Richard Phethean. Batsford. Illustration; ‘Potters Companion’ by Tony Birks. Conran Octopus. Illus:
1992 - Catalogue, Fletcher Challenge Award, New Zealand; ‘Ceramic Art and Perception No: 8’. Article by Peter Lane; ‘La Review de la Ceramique et du Verre’ No: 61 Review by Sylvie Girard.
1991 - Catalogue, Fletcher Challenge Awards. New Zealand; ‘On The Edge’ Monograph by Emmanuel Cooper. Published by Leeds City Art Gallery; ‘The Precise Vessel’. Article by Emmanuel Cooper. Ceramic Review No:129.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Galerie Terra  Keramiek, Delft, Holland
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Woodbury Gallery, Devon. Featured Artist.
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
Contemporary Ceramics London.
Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool.
Galerie Pierre, Paris.
Galerie Terra Keramiek, Delft, Holland.
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey.

WDO Gallery, Charlotte, N. Carolina. US
The Hart Gallery, London.
Collection Gallery’ Ledbury.
The Candover Gallery,Alresford,Hants.
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 
Oxford Gallery, Oxford.
Loes and Reinier International Ceramics, Holland.
Galerie L, Hamburg, Germany.
The Hart Gallery, London.

Sheila Nussbaum Gallery, N.J. USA.
Contemporary Ceramics London.
Galerie Argile, Brussels.
Galerie L, Hamburg, Germany
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 
Sheila Harrison Fine Art, London.

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2013 - Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London, Beijing Design Week. Showing with Galerie Terra Delft, Netherlands.
2012 - Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London, "Collect" 30 Years of Leeds Craft & Design Gallery, Leeds, "Small & Precious",   Oxford Ceramics, Oxford
2011 - Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London, Bowls,  Galerie Terra Delft Holland., Ceramics Now, Milton Gallery, London.
2010 - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, USA. Contemporary British Studio Ceramics., British Ceramic Collectables, JaM@eton,Eton,UK., Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art. London.

2009 - Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art. London.
2008 - Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art. London., Leach Ceramic Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall. Inaugural Show.
2007 - WOCEF. 4th International Ceramics Exhibition, Seoul, S.Korea., Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London.
2006 - Fine Art Society, New Bond St. London. Group Show., Woodbury Gallery, Devon. Featured Artist., Ceramic Art London 2006. Royal College of Art, London.
2005 - Collect- Victoria and Albert Museum London / Contemporary Ceramics
2004 - Collect - Victoria and Albert Museum London /Contemporary Ceramics, Eton Applied Arts 10 Year Celebration

2003 - Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh. Group Show.
2002 - Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh. ‘16/16.’ 16 Potters from 16 years., Terra Keramiek, Delft, Holland
2001 - SOFA, Chicago USA White Gallery Brighton, WDO Gallery, Charlotte, N. Carolina. US
2000 - Musee Bernard Palissy,St. Avit. France
1999 - Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds., New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey.
1995 - Athens Ceramic Association , Greece. ‘British Studio Ceramics’., Koln Museum, Germany. “European Ceramics Since 1950’
1994 - Sheila Nussbaum Gallery, N.J. USA. ,Recent Works., Victoria and Albert Museum, London. ‘Studio Ceramics 1994’.

Public Collections

Public Collections

• Grainer Collection, Charlotte, USA
• American Museum of Ceramic Art. Pomona, California.
• Victoria and Albert Museum London.
• Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
• Munich Museum of Applied Arts Germany
• Cologne Museum of Applied Arts, Germany
• Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.
• Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland.
• The Potteries & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.
• Liverpool Museums Collection.
• Lotherton Hall, Leeds City Council.
• Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum, Scotland.
• South East Arts Collection, Hove Museum,Sussex.
• Trustee Savings Bank Collection, London.
• Towneley Hall Art Gallery, Burnley.
• Boise University Collection, Idaho, USA.
• Dundee Museum and Art Gallery, Scotland.
• Musee Bernard Palissy, Saint Avit, France.
• Art Museum of South Texas USA

Work Styles

Work Styles

Terra Sigillata
Burnished