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Contact Details

Studio: 27 High Street, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland, EH42 1EN. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1368 863211
Email:
Web-site: dunbar-pottery.co.uk
Availability: My workshop and showroom are open most days but please phone to check.
Directions: My basement studio and showroom are at the south end of the High Street in Dunbar which is on the coast 30 miles east of Edinburgh.
Last Updated: 2015-01-10

Artist's Statement

Artist's Statement

I make functional, woodfired stoneware and porcelain, intended to be enjoyed in everyday use. All pots are thrown on the wheel and are fired in a wood-fired, ‘Anagama’ style kiln over three days.

I am interested in how the pots record the passage of the flame through the kiln to give a range of decorative effects through flashing and fly-ash deposits. Experimentation with the clay body, the way in which the pots are stacked in the kiln and the firing schedule is ongoing. I also use various ash and shino glazes.

Other information

Other information

Pots are always available from my own showroom which is open by arrangement and currently also from BuyDesign, Harestanes, nr. Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

For up to date information about courses offered, events and exhibitions please see my website.
I have wide experience of teaching practical skills and run intensive throwing courses and one to one tuition by arrangement.

Background History

Background History

I first encountered clay whilst researching for a doctorate in engineering at Warwick University and attended classes with David Jones.

After several years spent working with rural development projects in newly independent Zimbabwe in the mid 1980’s I set up my first workshop in mid-Wales whilst working at the Centre for Alternative Technology and after attending short courses with Phil Rogers and Takeshi Yasuda.

I moved to Dunbar, near Edinburgh in Scotland in 1990, initially firing in a small gas kiln. I constructed a two chamber, wood-fired climbing kiln in 2004 but now use a large ‘Anagama’ style kiln completed in 2011.

Exhibitions and Fairs

Exhibitions and Fairs

2008 Potfest in the Park
2008 Galerie Handwerk, Koblenz, Germany
2007 Potfest in the Park
2007 Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel
2007 Feat of Clay, Strathearn Gallery, Crieff
2005/6 Pots in the Woods, kiln opening events
2004/5 Clay in Bloom, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, touring exhibition
1999 Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington
1995 Teapotmania, Norfolk Museums Service, touring exhibition

Articles

Articles

‘Earth, Wood, Fire’, Ceramic Review, Issue 269, Sept/Oct 2014 –article by Giles Sutherland about my kiln and firing.

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Porcelain
Thrown
Celadon
Ash
Vases & Bowls
Teapots
Teabowls
Kitchen & Tableware
Bottles
Wood
Anagama