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Contact Details

Studio: 2 Heath Road, Barming Heath, Maidstone, Kent, UK, ME16 9LG. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1622 726998
Email:
Web-site: www.tonyfoard.com
Availability: Visitors welcome but please ‘phone first to check availability as most work is made to order.

Directions: For access by car and easier parking it is best to use our rear entrance in Mill Walk. From M20 leave at junction 5 and follow signs to Maidstone Hospital. Go past the hospital and at the next traffic lights turn right into Heath Road. Take the first right - Mill Walk - our rear entrance is 100 yards on the right beyond the garages.


Last Updated: 2013-04-26

Current Work

Current Work

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 

Technical Information

Technical Information

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.

History

History

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.

Work Styles

Work Styles

Raku
Mixed media
Metal leaf
Thrown
Handbuilt
Burnished
Wall Panels, Plaques
Sculptural
Figurative
Smoke