I work with stoneware clay to make high-fired pots for the garden and home.
My work for outside is made using heavily grogged clay and once fired in a gas kiln to 1280’ C, with light reduction. The textures and glazes complement the natural elements of the landscape and garden.
This year I have been making some new work, still with a garden theme, using a bold iron slip-glaze. The pots have a dark satin finish, which reflects light to give a silvery sheen.
I have also made vases exploring the effects of ash glazes used over white and red iron slips.
Work generally available from:
Work can be seen at the workshop by arrangement.
303 Gallery, Martock, Somerset.
Walford Mill Craft Centre, Wimborne Dorset.
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon.
Propane gas kiln fired at 1280 deg. C. with light reduction.
Pottery is raw glazed.
1971 - 1975 - Camberwell School of Art and Craft, B.A. Hons.
1975 - 1976 - Goldsmiths College, A.T.C.
1975 - 1991 - Teaching ceramics in Adult Education, London; - part-time
1976 - Set up workshop
1991 - Set up new workshop in West Dorset.
Craft Potters Association.
Devon Guild of Craftsmen.
Crafts Council Index of Makers.
South West Arts
1991- Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool 'Ornamental Gardens'
1991- Oxford Gallery, at The Barbican 'The Avant Garden'
1991- Garden Gallery, Amsterdam at The Orangery. London Garden Giants
1991- Rufford Craft Centre, Nottingham 'Garden Ceramics'
1991- The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 'Greywalls Garden'
1991- Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh 'The Avant Garden'
1992 - The Gallery Upstairs, Henley-in-Arden - 'Spring Exhibition'
1992 - Devon Guild, Bovey Tracey 'Flowers By Request'
1992 - Ebbw Vale Garden Festival - Potters Garden
1992 - Crafts Council, London 'Creative Eye'
1992 - Sidmouth, Devon - Arts Festival
1993 - Walford Mill, Dorset - 'Dorset Treasure Trail'
1993 - Bettles Gallery, Ringwood - 'Ceramics In The Garden'
1993 - The Ashdown Gallery, 'Sussex Springtime'
1993 - Stuttgart Garden Festival, Germany - Potters Garden
1993 - The Fiery Beacon Gallery, Gloucestershire ...On The Kingdom Of The Shore.
1994 - Contemporary Ceramics 'Fireworks 2'
1994 - Collection Gallery, Ledbury 'Garden Pots'
1994 - Walford Mill, Dorset 'Living In Style'
1994 - The Crypt Gallery, Seaford 'The Garden Experience'
1994 - The Scottish Gallery 'The Art Of The Garden'
1995 - Bettles Gallery, Ringwood 'Inside Outside Pots'
1995 - Contemporary Applied Arts 'The Enchanted Garden'
1995 - Devon Guild, Bovey Tracey '40 Years On'
1995 - Pyramid Gallery, York - Mixed Exhibition
1995 - Dartington Cider Press Centre - Westcountry Potters
1996 - Black Swan Guild, Somerset 'Garden Centred'
1996 - Contemporary Applied Arts 'Shades Of Blue'
1996 - Brewery Arts, Cirencester 'Garden Ceramics'
1997 - Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire 'The Garden'
1997 - Pyramid Gallery, York 'Patios and Parties'
1997 - Scottish Gallery. Edinburgh 'The Artful Garden'
1997 - Contemporary Applied Arts 'Summer In The Garden'
1997 - Contemporary Ceramics 'Party Pieces'
1998 - Handel House, Devizes Earth Songs
1998 - Beatrice Royal, Eastleigh Garden Exhibition
1999 - Walford Mill, Wimborne 'Spring Outside'
1999 - Bettles Gallery, Ringwood - Spring Exhibition
1999 - Meeting House, Ilminster 'Art in the Garden'
1999 - The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh - Courtyard Exhibition
2000 - The Devon Guild, Bovey Tracey - Summer Exhibition
2000 - The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh - Garden Exhibition
2001 - Brewery Arts, Cirencester - 'Everything In The Garden Is Lovely'
2001 - Maureen Michaelson, London Garden Exhibition
2001 - Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, 'Gardens Revisited'
2001 - Chelsea Flower Show Exhibitor.
2002 - Maureen Michaelson, London - Garden Exhibition
2002 - Walford Mill, Wimborne - Dorset Ceramic Artists
2002 - Art in Action - Demonstrator
2002 - Ronald Emett Gallery, Beaminster - Joint Exhibition
2003 - Devon Guild of Craftsmen 'Ground Cover'
2003 - Walford Mill Craft Centre 'Garden Inspiration'
2003 - The Gallery Upstairs, Henley-in-Arden 'Insideout II'
2003 - Devon Guild of Craftsmen 'Surface Tension'
2004 - Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool 'Home Grown'
2005 - Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge, 'Garden Sculpture'
2005 Devon Guild, Members Showcase
2007 Bevere Gallery, CPA at Fifty
2009 Russell Coates Museum, Bournemouth
2013 Bevere Gallery, Summer Exhibition
May - June 2014 Dorset Art Weeks
1989 - Crafts Council Incentive Grant
1991 - South West Arts Training and Marketing Award
Karin Hessenberg, 'Five Women In The Garden'. Ceramic Review 137
Fran Tristram. Single Firing
Karin Hessenberg, 'Ceramics for Gardens and Landscape'