Raku and smoke fired figurative ceramics, bowls and wall pieces.
Work generally available from:
I make to order so seldom have stock but I do commissions and work is normally available from the following galleries:
(It is always best to check for availability.)
Cecilia Colman Gallery, 67 St.John's Wood High Street, St.John's Wood, London, NW8 7NL Tel: 0207 7220686
Rye Art GAllery, 107 High Street, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7JE, Tel: 01797 222433
All my work is made using Earthstone smooth textured clay. Figures and wall pieces are hand built and bowls thrown. I bisq fire to 1100 degrees centigrade in an electric kiln and raku fire to various temperatures in a gas fired, brick built top loader.
Some work is burnished and most of the decoration is achieved by carefully controlling the path of smoke over the surfaces. I also use small amounts of glaze, lustres and silver leaf. The silver leaf is applied to the finished piece and patinated with chemicals before sealing with lacquer. Figures are fired in sections, often up to five firings and assembled with metal or precious metal collars.
I became a full-time potter in 1976 after giving up a career in advertising and spent the next twenty years earning a living from domestic stoneware. In 1997 I began a change of direction to raku fired figurative work and one off pieces. I am basically self taught and still learning.
Over the years I have taken part in many exhibitions both in the uk and overseas. I also exhibit at a few select shows each year. Details, as they become available can be found on my website.