View Image Gallery John Kershaw(Full member)Tel: +44(0)1539443888 Email: Web: www.kershawpottery.com
I have a taste for and interest in ancient and primitive pottery where the means of production were often direct and simple. Ancient artifacts are disconnected from their time and immediate function which gives them great peacefulness and I am attracted to that quality.
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My work is mostly wheel thrown and fired up to 1270C in an oxidised electric kiln. I also make some porcelain and raku. I mainly make decorative vessels, dishes and lampbases. I have a small range of functional ware for selling in my showroom only.
I use a well grogged stoneware body. For much of my work I apply powdered ball clay to the pot as it is moving on the wheel, building up a white firing surface that will open up as the pot is dried and fired. I use copper barium matt glaze on much of my work, with a variety of coloured glazes for brush decoration.
Degree in Civil Engineering-Manchester University 1961-1964.
I regularly exhibit at a small number of ceramic fairs each year, including: Potfest in the Park, held at Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, each July, Art in Clay, Hatfield North London, each August and Art in Clay, Farnham, Surrey in November
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: John Kershaw Studio Pottery, 47 Oakthwaite Road, Windermere, Cumbria, UK, LA23 2BD.
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Availability: By appointment - please telephone.
Joined on: 2007-08-30
Last Updated: 2011-10-12
Events featuring this potter
Rufford Craft Centre : Earth and Fire 2013 at Rufford
Art in Clay - Hatfield House : Art in Clay 2013
Potfest in the Park : Potfest in the Park 2013