Sean has been designing and hand throwing his earthenware pots for almost 10 years! He started his career by studying a Degree in Ceramics at Cardiff. He then shared a studio with Mel Brown and this is where he developed his work and found his feet in the world of Ceramics! Sean now owns his own studio based in the Welsh Valleys. He was born and bred in the Welsh Valleys but due to the minersí coal strike in the 1980ís Sean was raised in a time of social disruption. Sean reflects on these times: that his inspiration is derived from his fond memories of sitting around a warm coal fire surrounded by crafted tin ware and everyday functioning objects, hence why Seanís work is reminiscent of old tin ware and coal scuttles. Seanís choice of colours is vibrant and rich, a reflection of his fond memories.
Hand Thrown Tableware.
Work Generally Available from:
Galnsevern Hall, Welshpool. Felsted Studio, Essex.
Cirencester Brewery Art.
Oriel Makers, Cardiff.
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Arts, Sunderland.
Robert Thompsonís Craftsman, York. Llantarnam Grange, Cwmbran.
The City Gallery, Leicester.
Pyramid Gallery. York.
Phillips & Evans Affordable Art: www.phillipsandevans.co.uk
Hand-thrown and assembled Earthenware. Fired in an electric kiln to 1120 degrees and finished with a lead bisilicate.
1994/97 Art & Design, Ceramics A-Level / BTEC National Diploma (Ceramics)
1997/99 BA (Hons) Degree Ceramics, UWIC, Howard Gardens, Cardiff
2004: Qualified Ceramics Teacher.
On going: Studio Ceramicist.
Sean has been commissioned by St Davidís Hall to make Awards for The Welsh Business awards, 2004. Commissioned by Cardiff Council to design and make a 20ft metal sculpture for Cardiff Childrenís festival 1999. He has exhibited in many galleries: The Albany Gallery (Cardiff), Out of the Blue (Bath) Flying Starts, Parkfileds Gallery. Focus Gallery, Nottingham. St Davidís Hall, Cardiff. Potters, Bristol. Cottage Gallery, Somerset. Ceramic Fairs include Contemporary Ceramics fair, Tredegar House 2003-05, Hereford, Contemporary Craft Fair 2005. Ceramica Cymru 2003, BCTf Harrogate 2006-2008, Farnham Art in Clay & Hatfield Art in Clay 2006-2008.