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Studio: Bodgers Farm, Black Drove, St John's Fen End, Norfolk, UK, PE14 8JU. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1945 430880
Mobile: +44 (0)7740 291457
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Web-site: www.bodgersfarmpottery.co.uk
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Last Updated: 2011-06-08

Artist's Statement

Artist's Statement

I graduated as a mature student from Buckinghamshire and Chilterns University in 2001. My inspiration is taken from the special kind of beauty of evolved intuitive design and mastery of material and technique through constant repetition. I have a fascination with achieving harmony and balance between surface and form.

Much of my research is directed to ancient pots that, for me, exude attitude and ritual; the Japanese tea ceremonial vessels which inspire much of my work in porcelain for example. I strive to achieve spontaneity and freshness with my making resulting in simple, calm, and tactile pots. More recent work reflects my interest in medieval pottery, both Saxon and Viking in origin.

Current Work

Current Work

Porcelain drinking and associated serving dishes and tea bowls. Platters, and jugs. Stoneware historically inspired drinking, cooking, and storage vessels.

Examples of work can be seen at these galleries;
Artery Gallery, Crieff, Perthshire
Big Blue Sky, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
The Cat’s Moustache, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire
Crannach Gallery, Ballater, Aberdeenshire
Frensham Forge, Great Frensham, Norfolk
Gemini Art and Design Gallery Mullion Cornwall
Iona House Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Lund Gallery, Easingwold, North Yorkshire
The Temple Gallery. Aberfeldy, Perthshire
Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne, Dorset
Where I Fell In Love Gallery, Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire

My work is also featured on the following web-sites:

www.axisartists.org.uk
www.arteryuk.com

Work can also be purchased directly from at the studio.

I have a selection of finished work available and can also take commissions. I am prepared to travel to show my work to private buyers within a 50 mile radius of Downham Market, Norfolk.

Technical Information

Technical Information

I fire to 1000 degrees C. bisque in an electric kiln followed by glaze firing to 1260°C to 1280°C reduction firing in a gas kiln.

History

History

1997-98 West Hertfordshire College. Access course: City & Guilds part 1, Ceramics
2001 Buckinghamshire & Chilterns University College. BA (Hons) Ceramics with Glass

Memberships

Memberships

Associate Member, Craft Potters Association
Member, Fenland Visual Arts Collective (FENVAC)

Exhibitons

Exhibitons

June 2001 - New Designers Exhibition, Business Design Centre, Islington, London
November 2001 - Buckinghamshire Pottery & Sculpture Society, Old Amersham
December/January 2001/2 - Porcelain exhibition. Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight.
Jan/Feb 2002 - Shop within the Show - Designer Crafts 2002 Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London
February/March 2002 - Gold Gallery & Shop, Edinburgh. Early Spring Exhibition
March/April 2002 - Pyramid Gallery, York. Mixed exhibition
March/August 2002 - Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art and Craft, Eastleigh, Hampshire
August 2002 - Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
September/October 2002 - Peter's Barn, Midhurst, Sussex - Mixed exhibition
November/December 2002 - Enigma Contemporary Arts, Frome, Somerset - ‘Porcelain and Pictures'
November 2002 - Art in Clay, Farnham Maltings, Surrey
March/April 2003 - Gold Gallery, Edinburgh
July/August 2003 - East Anglia Potters Association - Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
August 2003 - Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
November 2003 - Art in Clay Southern, The Maltings, Farnham, Surrey
November/December 2003 - East Anglian Potters Association - Potters in Jesus Lane Exhibition, Cambridge
August 2004, East Anglian Potters Association Summer Exhibition, Emmanuel College, Cambridge
October 2004 - Oxford Studio Ceramics, Oxford
November/December - East Anglian Potter's Association ‘Potters in Jesus Lane' Exhibition, Cambridge
2 - 3 April 2005 Pottery & Ceramic Fair, Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury
3 - 5 June 2005 Crafts at Bovey Tracey, Devon
June 2005 - Earth & Fire, Rufford, Nottinghamshire
4 - 6 July 2005 York Studio Pottery Fair, The Guildhall, York
June 2006 The Contemporary Craft Fair, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon
June 2006 Earth & Fire, Rufford Craft Centre, Nr. Ollerton, Nottinghamshire
July 2007 Anglian Potters Summer Exhibition, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
5 - 7 August 2005 Potfestin the Pens, Penrith, Cumbria
November 2007 Art, Craft & Design Show, Newmarket, Suffolk
May 2007 ClayArt Wales, Llanrhaeadr Hall, Near Denbigh
June 2007 The Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey, Devon
21-23 September 2007 Ceramics in the City, Geffrye Museum, Shoreditch, London
6-8 April 2008 British Craft Trade Fair Harrowgate
27 –29 June 2008 Ceramics South East Alysford Kent
1-3 August 2008 Art in Clay Hatfield House Hertfordshire
16 November –7 December Exhibition Quebec meets East Anglia Artlands Kings Lynn

Work Styles

Work Styles

Thrown
Porcelain
Kitchen & Tableware