View Image Gallery Mark Titchiner(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1986 785242 Email: Web: www.marktitchinerceramics.com
Current Work and Availability
- Wood-fired, raw glazed slipware and soda glazed stoneware.
Mark Titichiner uses several different raw clays which he then cleans and blends to make up both the earthenware and stoneware bodies. Most work is raw glazed and given a single firing in one of the wood fired kilns.
Various kick wheels; one Korean type, and a European type are used to throw and coil the larger pots. The larger kiln is a round down-draught type designed by Michael O’Brien and takes about 36 hours to fire using a mix of local coppiced hardwood and pine slab wood.
Mark's career with clay began in 1971 as a trainee thrower at Kingwood Pottery in Hampshire, England, where he was taught by a mix of art school graduates and old time plant pot makers. At this time he also attended part of the ceramics course at Farnham Art School, which was run by Paul Barron, and Henry Hammond, a pupil of Bernard Leach, who gave him a wider view of the world of clay.
His present workshop was established in 1982, and for ten years he made terracotta garden pots and slip decorated earthenware. He also built his large wood-fired kiln.
After a year spent working in New Zealand in the early nineties, he returned to England, and continued potting with more emphasis on glazed slipware, and more recently soda glazed stoneware, which now constitutes the major part of his production.
His work is a continuing exploration of the potential of wood-fired ceramics, with the aesthetic and technical challenges of the medium creating a constant evolution of style and making practice.
Current work consists of wheel thrown or slab built 'shrines' and 'vessels', large jars, plant pots for interiors, and functional pots.
He has exhibited widely in the UK, and in France, and examples of his work can be found in private and public collections including the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge UK.
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge UK
Many other private collections in UK and Europe.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Chediston Pottery, Kiln House, The Green , Chediston, Nr Halesworth, Suffolk, England, IP19 0BB.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1986 785242
Availability: Open 9am – 5pm weekdays and Saturdays but please ‘phone if you are making a special journey or especially require my attention.
Directions: 2.5 miles out of Halesworth on the B1123 towards Harleston. Follow the pottery signs on the finger posts.
Joined on: 2011-04-19
Last Updated: 2013-02-13