Most of the pots are initially thrown. I then use turning and
decorating to further refine the shape created on the wheel. The
colours used are muted greys, blues and greens often marked out with
darker lines of patterning. Stripes, spots and crosshatching help map
out the surface and reveal aspects of the form of each pot.
Other Information: Gives demonstrations and workshops accompanied by slides and lectures on own development.
Work generally available from:
Contemporary Ceramics, Somerset house, London
Broadway Ceramics, Broadway Market, London E8
Open Eye, Gallery, Edinburgh
Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Worksop, Notts S80 3LW
Brewery Arts, Brewery Court, Cirencester, Glos GL7 1JH
Broughton Gallery, Broughton Place, ML12 6HJ, Scotland
New Ashgate Gallery, Wagon Yard, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PS
Rufford Ceramic Centre, Rufford Country Park, Nr Ollerton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9DF
Bevere Gallery : JUNE FOCUS - FEATURED POTTERS
June 06, 2014 to July 01, 2014
Contemporary Ceramics Centre : Karen Bunting - ceramics
September 11, 2014 to October 11, 2014
Pots are mostly thrown, but sometimes press moulded or slab built. Patterning is usually incised, sgraffito or painted. Muted colours are achieved with a combination of cobalt, iron and manganese oxides. All work is reduction fired to 1280 C in a propane gas kiln. I use several different varieties of clay and a number of glazes to give different colours and textures to the finished pieces.
I am essentially self taught, having discovered pottery making after
studying chemistry at university. I have worked as a potter for twenty
five years and have exhibited widely throughout Britain and also in the
United States, Japan and France.
I was commissioned by Next Interiors to design a range of tableware.
My studio has been based here in the East End of London for the last 20 years.
Professional member of the Craft Potters Association.
Currently Chair of the Craft Potters Association