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Contact Details

Studio: Studio G4, The Chocolate Factory, Farleigh Place, Stoke Newington, London, UK, N16 7SX. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)7921 720915
Fax: +44 (0)7092 166966
Email:
Web-site: www.pottyjohn.co.uk
Availability: Please phone before visiting workshop.


Last Updated: 2014-03-15

Current Work

Current Work

Tactile woodfired stoneware pots. I am inspired by the energy of playing with mud and fire, and a desire to create pots that make people want to hold them. I throw in my workshop in North-East London before taking the pots down to my anagama-based kiln in Surrey. Here they are fired with wood to 1340C over 24 hours. Please see my website for more information.

Work generally available from:
Rufford Craft Centre, Rufford Country Park, Notts.
Lund Gallery, Alne Road, Easingwold North Yorkshire. www.lundgallery.co.uk.
Cerijan, 14 High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1UW.
Also from Ceramics fairs or directly from me at the workshop. Please contact me or see website for details.

History

History

1977 - Born in London, 28 October.
1997 - 1998 - Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design (Distinction), Weymouth College, Dorset.
1998 - 2001 - BA (Hons) Ceramics (First Class), University of Westminster (Harrow).

1996 - 1997 - Voluntary work with WWOOF (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) in Ireland and the Swiss Alps. Included working with a potter, building a wood-fired kiln, helping dig and prepare local clay.
1997 - 2001 - Occasional work with Dorset Potter, Tim Hurn, helping in workshop and firing anagama kiln.

2001 - Highly Commended in the Craftsman magazine Best Student Award, Art in Clay, Hatfield.

December 2002 - January 2003 - Wall installation entirely covering a 37 square metre wall at the Marylebone Campus of the University of Westminster. Collaborative: with Anne Jamison, Debbie Metherell and Jonna Behrens.

January 2003 - Visiting lecturer, University of Westminster. Advising and assisting 2nd year students with anagama wood firing.
October 2004 - Pottery evening class tuition, Brunel Institute, Uxbridge.
February 2005 - Throwing tuition, Maze Hill Pottery, Greenwich.

Publications

Publications

2003 - Anagama Five, in Ceramic Review no. 201 May/June 2003.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

June 2001 - University of Westminster Degree Show, Harrow, Middx.
June 2001 - Earth and Fire, Rufford Country Park, Notts.
July 2001- New Designers, Business Design Centre, London.
August 2001 &
August 2002 - National Pottery and Ceramics Festival (Art in Clay), Hatfield House, Herts. Awarded ‘Highly Commended' in the Craftsman Magazine Best Student Award 2001.
March - April 2002 - In The Firing Line, Eton Applied Arts, Eton, Berks.
September 2002 - Llandeilo Festival of Pottery and Ceramics (Ceramica 2002), Dyfed, Wales.
October 2002 - Oxford Studio Ceramics (Craft Potters Association), Oxfordshire.
November 2002 - Southern Pottery and Ceramics Festival (Art in Clay), Farnham.
July 2003 - Ceramics Fair Wales, Newport, Wales.
July 2003/04/05 - Potfest in the Park, Penrith, Cumbria.
September 2003/04 - Potfest Southwest, Frome, Somerset.
May 2004/05 - ClayArt, Denbigh, Wales.
December 2004/July 2005 - Whirled Arts Studios Christmas and Summer shows, Brixton, London.
February 2005 - International Pottery and Ceramics Fair, St.Albans, Hertfordshire.
March 2005 - New Domestic exhibition at Gallerytop, Bakewell, Derbyshire.
April 2005 - Potfest Bristol.
May 2005 - X4 exhibition, Bosham, West Sussex.
July 2005 - Ceramics South East, Aylesford, Kent.

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Thrown
Ash
Kitchen & Tableware
Wood
Anagama