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Contact Details

Studio: 53 Beck Road, Hackney, London, UK, E8 4RE. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)207 2493016
Email:
Availability: Visitors welcome, but must telephone first.

Directions: Beck Road is a turning off Mare Street, Hackney - 10 minutes walk from Bethnal Green Underground Station (Central Line) or 10 Minutes walk from Hackney Central Station (Silverlink Overland). Buses number 26, 55, 106, 253 and D6 all stop around the corner in Mare Street.


Last Updated: 2011-06-14

Current Work

Current Work

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

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Technical Information

Technical Information

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.

History

History

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 

 

Work Styles

Work Styles

Vases & Bowls
Thrown
Teapots
Teabowls
Sgraffito
Kitchen & Tableware
Handbuilt