Tony LaverickImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Ridgway House, Leek Road , Longsdon, Staffordshire, UK, ST9 9QF. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44(0)1538 386050
Email:
Web-site: www.tonylaverick.co.uk
Availability: Strictly by Arrangement.
Joined on: 2007-10-05
Last Updated: 2015-03-27

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

From one firing to another, it is possible to detect the constant metamorphosis of my work. I am constantly expanding my own limits, pushing boundaries and taking risks that are necessary for growth. I have not succumbed to a production workshop mentality where exact repetition is the dominant factor.

It is the willingness to take risks and bear the consequences that distinguishes the artist from the craftsman.

I love things which are interesting, varied, engaging and beautiful. I personally don’t respond to everything being uniform and minimal because it bores me.

I strive to create spacial drama in my work- an intricate composition of colour, shape, texture and form which the viewer feels compelled to touch, hold and rotate revealing complex relationships. I hope that my work has an effect on people which is more akin to a feeling and cannot always be put into words.

In my work, I have always been willing to take risks and push boundaries. Not being afraid to fail allows the “glass ceiling” on achievement to be broken.
I apply this principle to other aspects of my work and life too. I am happy to embark on a long journey across Europe or to America to take part in an event that I have never been to before. My view is that I will always return richer than when I left whether that be financially or in terms of knowledge. There is always something to be gained from such ventures such as inspiration, information or new friendships.

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Current Work

Current Work

Vitrified translucent porcelain, mostly thrown and turned with lower temperature glazed inclusions. Multiple firings at between 1280 and 780 in an electric kiln.

Current Work Available from:
Gallery St Ives, Tokyo
Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London
Primavera Gallery, Cambridge
Montpellier Gallery, Stratford on Avon
JaM, Eton
Iona House Gallery, Woodstock
Pyramid Gallery, York
Marine House Gallery, Beer, Devon
Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge

You can also see Tony's work on his Facebook page 

 

Tony exhibits at the following events regularly:

Tony exhibits at the following events regularly:

Ceramic Art London
Art in Action
Potfest in the Park
Art in Clay
Earth & Fire
Oxford Ceramic Fair
Ceramics in the City
Keramisto, Millsbeek, Holland
Argilla Aubagne, (International Ceramic Fair, France)
Argilla Italia, Faenza, Italy
Le Tupiniers du Vieux Lyons, France
Gmunden Int’l Ceramic Market, Austria

History and Background

History and Background

Born in Sunderland 1961. Trained in Studio Ceramics at Preston Polytechnic 1981-84.
Granted a distinction from the Society of Designer Craftsmen.
Worked in the ceramic industry in Stoke-on-Trent including Coalport China as a designer from 1986-88.
Set up studio in Leek, Staffordshire in 1988.

Fellow member of the Craft Potters Association.
Maker Member Contemporary Applied Arts

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

2015
Porselein Loes & Reinier, Deventer NL
Tokyo Art Fair
2014
Biennale International de Ceramique Contemporaine de Sevres
Contemporary Ceramics Centre, Solo Show
Diessen Potters Market, Germany
2010-13
Tokyo Art Fair
Collect, London
Gallery St Ives, Tokyo, Chawan Exhibition
Gems, Contemporary Ceramics Centre
Clay 20, Tim Andrews Gallery
Ceramics Now, Bevere Gallery
Festival de Ceramique, Paris 11
Galerie Terra Viva, St Quentin la Poterie, France
Origin, The London Craft Fair
Bonhams Contemporary Ceramics Auction
Fulham Place Art Fair
Arts du Feu, Rennes, France
Gallery Don, Montsalvy
2004-2010
Salon de Ceramique, Paris 14, France

Galerie Sassi-Milici, Vallauris, France  - Solo Exhibition
Zelli Porcelain Awards, London Member of Judging Panel
De Tiendschuur Tegelen Ceramic Museum, Holland  “Goldfever! Exhibition
Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath - Solo Exhibition
St Josephs Galerie, Leeuwarden, Holland Summer Exhibition
Wohnen und Kunst Galerie, Berlin, Germany Glanz und Gloria Exhibition
Terre et Terres Touring Exhibition, France

Publications and Collections

Publications and Collections

Recent Publications:

Ceramic Review Article Issue 205
La Revue de Ceramique et Verre Issue 139
The Basics of Throwing Dave Cohen (A&C Black)
“Lustre” Greg Daly (A&C Black)
Troubleshooting for Potters Jacqui Atkin (Quarto)
Glaze Brian Taylor & Kate Dooley (Quarto)

Collections:
Ashmolean Museum
City of Stoke on Trent Museum
Gmunden Museum, Austria
Museum Internationale de Ceramique, Faenza, Italy
Maison de la Ceramique Samedet, France
Adolph Egner Private Collection
Deutches Keramikmuseum, Dusseldorf

Work Styles

Work Styles

Porcelain
Thrown
Vases & Bowls
Teabowls
Sculptural