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Contact Details

Studio: Ruardean Garden Pottery, West End , Ruardean, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, UK, GL17 9TP. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44(0)1594 543577
Email:
Web-site: www.ruardeanpottery.com
Availability: Workshop: Usually open Tuesday Saturday 10am 4.00pm, ring to confirm.
Joined on: 2008-08-20
Last Updated: 2014-02-24

Artist's Statement

Artist's Statement

For over 25 years John Huggins has produced a range of hand thrown and press moulded terracotta, for plants and gardens.

In recent years he has pulled back from production of traditional horticultural wares and now concentrates on limited editions of press moulded plant pots and garden ornaments, mostly in terracotta, some in stoneware. He uses oxides and coloured slips to highlight texture and surface features in the clay. He hopes his Fern Pots, Sphere Planters, and Pebble Planters look and feel as if they have been unearthed after ages underground, and suggest the qualities of fossils, split rocks, and the rediscovery of early life.

Courses Available

Courses Available

Big Pot Making Weeks - Ruardean Pottery
28th July 2014 to 1st August 2014

Pottery Classes: Weekends - Ruardean Pottery
1st January 2014 to 31st December 2014

Weekend Classes - John Huggins, Ruardean Pottery
16th August 2014 to 17th August 2014

Weekend Classes - John Huggins, Ruardean Pottery
20th September 2014 to 21st September 2014

Weekend Classes - John Huggins, Ruardean Pottery
18th October 2014 to 19th October 2014

Weekend Classes - John Huggins, Ruardean Pottery
15th November 2014 to 16th November 2014

Current Work

Current Work

Terracotta, glazed stoneware plant pots and garden ornaments.

Monthly weekend throwing courses and week-long summer big pot throwing courses. See website for details.


Work Generally Available:
Ruardean Garden Pottery, Gloucestershire
Contemporary Ceramics, London
Church House Designs, Congresbury
Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester
Lacock Pottery, Wiltshire
Made in Gloucestershire, Gloucester

Technical Information

Technical Information

Locally sourced terracotta clay blended with brickyard clay, and other appropriate clays. Work thrown and press moulded.

Background History

Background History

1977-79 Harrow School of Art: Diploma in Studio Ceramics
1979 Established Courtyard Pottery, Swindon
1985 Elected Fellow Member of Craft Pottery Association
1995 Moved workshop to Forest of Dean

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

Has exhibited at RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace Flower shows for many years.

Publications

Publications

John is author of "Pots for Plants and Gardens"

Work Styles

Work Styles

Terracotta
Stoneware
Thrown
Garden