Graham WilliamsonImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, GL20.
Telephone: +44 (0)1684 290484
Email:
Joined on: 2009-11-27
Last Updated: 2018-04-12

Artist Statement

Artist Statement

In 2009, after 30 years of living and working in Cardiff as a glaze technician in the ceramics department at The Cardiff College of Art , I retired and moved to Gloucestershire and spent the first 2 years building and setting up my own workshop , where I am now making on a full time basis.

After many years of working with reduction glazes and firing gas kilns , I decided to focus on oxidised glazes using electric kilns in an effort to produce work which had a more contemporary feel to it and relied less on some of the cliches associated with traditional studio pottery.

Most of my work is thrown in porcelain , and is strongly linked to function , although it is not always strictly utilitarian.

My current work utilises vibrantly coloured matt glazes , however I am continually experimenting in order to broaden and enhance the diversity of the glazes and range of surfaces that I use . This experimentation often provides the catalyst for new ideas.

History and Education

History and Education

Born: 1949 Dundee, Scotland

Training and Education
York School of Art 1966 – 68 pre diploma
Cardiff College of Art 1968 – 71 diploma in art and design (1st Class Hons )
York Rose Pottery ( Manager ) 1971 – 74
Ceramic Technician York School of Art 1974 – 79
Ceramic Technician Cardiff college of Art 1979 – 2002
Technical Demonstrator in ceramics at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff 2002- 2009
Now making full time in own studio in Gloucestershire

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

1992 – Makers Showcase , University of Aberystwyth , Wales.
1996 – Twentieth Century Studio Pottery Collection , National Museum and Gallery , Cardiff.
1997 – The Reserve Collection, European Ceramics , Knaresborough , North Yorkshire.
1998 – The Discerning Eye , The Mall Galleries , London.
2001 – Out of the Ashes , Craft in the Bay , Cardiff.
2005 - Ceramic Fair, Tredegar House, Newport
2006 – St Davids Hall , showcase , Cardiff.
2007 – Brooke Street Gallery , Hay-On-Wye , Herefordshire.

2009 – Art in Clay Hatfield
2012 - Oriel Ceri Richards Gallery , Taliesin Arts Centre , University of Swansea
2012 - Bervere Gallery , Worcester
2012 - “Splash of Colour” Christmas Exhibition, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff.
2013 - The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds.
2013 - Christmas Exhibition, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff.

2014 - Bevere Gallery , Worcester.
2014 - Mary Maggs , Contemporary Arts and Crafts , Broadway , Worcestershire.
2014 - Court Cupboard Gallery , Abergavenny .
2014 - Quirky Art Studio Gallery , Llangollen.
2014 - Christmas Exhibition , Crafts in the Bay , Cardiff.
2015 - New Brewery Arts , Cirencester , Gloucestershire.
2015 - Worcester Art Gallery and Museum , Worcester.
2017 - The Moreton Gallery , Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.
2017 - Summer Exhibition , Court Barn Museum of Craft and Design , Chipping Campden , Gloucestershire.

Work Styles

Work Styles

Porcelain
Thrown
Vessel
Vases & Bowls
Kitchen & Tableware
Oxidation