View Image Gallery Items for SaleEd Bentley(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)7760368169 Email: Web: www.edbentley.co.uk
I explore a fascination with aerodynamics and architecture via the making of hand-built abstract forms of convex, concave and flat planes of clay. Every stage of production is an improvised experiment in a quest to produce original and balanced compositions that highlight and intensify the beauty of light and shadow on surface.
My current practice incorporates a ceramic shape design and product development consultancy for the ceramic industry, craft potters and students. I also teach these skills, learned in an industrial setting over 25 years, at several universities nationally and at in-depth residential master classes (please contact me for dates, course content and prices).
Hand/slab building, slip casting, shape designing, detailed technical drawing, plaster modelling by hand (sledging/profiling, handles, spouts, sprig moulding/relief modelling), drop-out and multi-part plaster mould making, lathe and bench whirler turning. All these skills are taught on my master classes.
Qualifications and training
• 2007 Project Knowhow, Iceland School for Visual Arts, Reykjavik
• 2006 Project Knowhow, Estonian academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia
• 2003 BA (Hons) Design:Ceramics, Staffordshire University
1989 to present, Ed Bentley Design and Development, self-employed shape Designer, model maker and Product Developer for the global ceramic industry.
2012 to present, Dudson Hotelware, consultant shape designer and product developer
1987 to 1989, Richard Clamp Modelling Services, plaster modeller, block and case maker for the local ceramic industry.
1984 to 1987, J. W. Hand and Partners, Youth Training Scheme participant as a plaster model making apprentice for the local ceramic industry.
2012 Central Saint Martins, London, visiting plaster workshop Technical Demonstrator
2005 - 2007 Crafts Council Next Move scheme, University of Cumbria
Ceramic Review, A Potters Day, issue 218 Mar/Apr 2006
The Big Issue, Unfettered Lines by Sarah Jane Downing, issue 705 2006
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: The Craft Barn, Fenn’s Farm, Wetton Road, Butterton, Staffordshire, England, ST13 7ST.
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Telephone: +44 (0)7760368169
Joined on: 2012-08-06
Ed Bentley - master-class programme
Ed Bentley, Mould Making and Slipcasting