I make saltglazed domestic pots - with a particular interest in teapots
and other such pouring vessels. My original training as an aeronautical
engineer is a strong influence on my practice, both in the way I
construct and fire my work and in the sense of physical and visual
balance I aim to achieve in its design.
The bodies and lids of my pots are thrown and turned, and the spouts and handles are slipcast. I then assemble the pots from these components. After biscuit firing I spray on slips, glazes, and stains in varying thicknesses and intensities before saltglazing them to 1280°C. During this final high temperature firing handles are supported by a scaffolding arrangement of clay pillars and kilnshelf joists to prevent collapsing..
Work generally available from:
The Gallery at Bevere, Bevere Lane, Worcester.
The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds .
Contemporary Ceramics Centre, Great Russell St
And direct from my studio. Please see my website for details.
I have wide experience of teaching and am available for demonstrations and workshops.
1971 - B.Sc.(Hons) Aeronautical Engineering, Manchester University
1976 - Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, Southampton University
1976/94 - Career in social work as a practitioner, manager and university lecturer
1997 - B.A.(Hons) Workshop Ceramics, University of Westminster (Harrow)
1997 to Present - Maker and part time teacher in adult education
Professional Member, Craft Potters Association
Hertfordshire Visual Arts Forum
Art Workers Guild, London
'Saltglaze' Loes & Reinier, International Ceramics, Deventer, Netherlands,
‘Shades of Blue’ at Contemporary Ceramics Centre, Gt Russell St.
Bettles Gallery, Ringwood, Hants: Winter Bleu
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery: RBSA Open Ceramics
Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk: Christmas Exhibition
The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester: The Salt Show
Keramikmuseum Grimmerhus, Denmark: Keramik Europas 12
Kammerhofmuseum, Gmunden, Austria: Keramik Europas 12
Craft in the Bay Gallery, Cardiff: Teapotters
Saffron Walden Museum: A Handful of Potters
Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Hoehr-Grenzhausen, Germany: Keramik Europas 12 – Westerwald Preis 2009
Pyramid Gallery, York
Woodbury Studio Gallery, Exeter: Clay 16
Booth House Gallery, Holmfirth, Yorks: A Pinch of Salt
Bermuda Society of Arts, Hamilton, Bermuda International Contemporary Ceramics
Rye Art Gallery, Rye, East Sussex A Joyous Glaze
Musee de Carouge, Geneva: Concours International de Ceramique de la Ville de Carouge.
Gallery H, Arnside, Cumbria.
Imagine Gallery, Long Melford, Suffolk
Parnside Mill, Harlow, Essex
Galerie Handwerk Koblenz, Germany: Salzbrand Keramik 2006.
Galanthus Gallery, Hereford.
Garden Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Yorks
Crafts Council Gallery, London and touring the UK: Table Manners; International Contemporary Tableware
Bettles Gallery, Ringwood, Hants: Christmas Chimes
Rufford Craft Centre, Notts: Salt and Soda
Cone 9 Gallery, North Berwick, East Lothian
Andenne, Belgium: Marche International de Potiers, 9th Biennale de la Ceramique
Celf Gallery, Swansea
Royal Exchange Theatre Gallery, Manchester
Royal College of Art, London and touring the UK: Ceramic Contemporaries 4
Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastliegh, Hants: Now We’re Cooking
Galerie Handwerk Koblenz, Germany: Salzbrand Keramik 2002
Jan '10 - Bucks PottersAug '09 - Art in Clay, Hatfield House
Jan. 09 - Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild
May 08 – Anglian Potters
July 07 - Victoria & Albert Museum, London
May 07 - ClayArt, Llanrhaeadr Hall, North Wales
Sept 05 - Ceramics in the City, Geffrye Museum
March 05 - Wey Ceramics Group
March 05 - West Forest Potters