View Image Gallery Jim Simpson(Full member)Tel: +44(0)1246 277437 Email: Web: www.handmadestudiopottery.com
I am now at a stage in my life where there are no commercial or
personal pressures on me. I am doing and making exactly what I wish. I
have started to paint pictures in oils again after many years and
consequently have chosen to work in earthenware with slip and engobe
decoration so that I can reflect the inspirations for my paintings in
I throw, hand build. model, mould and slip cast both functional, domestic and non functional ware in a terracotta body. I then decorate with slip after biscuit firing and decorate further with engobes before glaze firing. At present I am making some moulds for casserole dishes which I hope to be ready for the early part of next year.
I use Valentines standard red terracotta and mix my slips, engobes and glazes to my own recipes. I use an electric kiln and biscuit fire to 1000 degrees C and 1120 degrees C when glaze firing.
Background History and Teaching
1961 -1965 G.P.O. apprentice telephone engineer.
1988 Garden and Leisure Exhibition Birmingham N.E.C.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Snowberry Cottage, Cock Alley, Calow, Chesterfield,, Derbyshire, UK, S44 5UY.
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Telephone: +44(0)1246 277437
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Joined on: 2008-10-01
Last Updated: 2013-01-10