View Image Gallery Judith Davies(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)15242 41702 Email:
I trained as a painter originally, then as an illustrator, only discovering clay through evening classes years later. I returned to education and studied at Goldsmiths’. I was fortunate in receiving excellent teaching, which not only taught me technical skills but encouraged me to consider what I wanted to express through the medium of clay. I found a connection to materials and an immersion in the process of making, an organic sense of the clay and myself working together to grow creatively. Slowly coiling my work became a sort of ritual, a rhythm, through which I regained a sense of myself, something I had lost through my first, naïve experience of education where I, like malleable clay, had been squeeze and moulded out of shape, into a form I barely recognised.
Hand-built vessel forms and sculptural ceramics. Coiled from porcelain, saggar fired.
Judith's work is available from, Bluecoats Display Centre, Liverpool and Hart Gallery, Islington, London.
Laser gas kiln [propane] Saggar, made of fire bricks with added seaweed, salt and mainly copper carbonate. Fired to 1150c.
Born in 1955.
Exhibitions and Awards
Fletcher Challenge Award, New Zealand
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Westhouse Farm, Far Westhouse, Nr Ingleton, Carnforth, Lancashire, England, LA6 3NR.
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Telephone: +44 (0)15242 41702
Availability: Must phone first. Directions: Taking the A65 north from Ingleton, turn off at the second right turn, signed Far Westhouse and Thornton-in-Lonsdale. Take the next left, up a narrow lane. Westhouse Farm is a few hundred yards up the lane.
Last Updated: 2011-06-14