All my pots are for use. The shapes are determined by what they are for and by the designs I paint on them.
I have always liked the warmth of earthenware and in particular tin-glaze, the range of colour and subtlety you can achieve.
I hope my domestic pots add happiness to the daily rituals of life.
A lot of my work are commissions for special occasions like weddings and christenings.
The second gallery on my website shows some of them.
Work Available from:
You can buy or commission work directly from me.
I open my studio to visitors on a regular basis, dates are on the events page of my website.
I regularly exhibit with the Hampshire & Berkshire Craftsguild
See my work on Instagram: www.instagram.com/uwaechterceramics/
I do workshops at my studio and in other locations and offer private tuition in throwing and painting. More info on the events page on my website
Most of my work is thrown on the potters wheel, some specific shapes are press-moulded.
They are covered with a white tin-glaze before I paint them free-hand with brushes using oxide mixtures and some commercial colours.
My work is fired in an electric kiln to around 1080 centigrade.
Born in Germany
Completed a BA Hons Degree at Bath Academy of Art in Three-Dimensional Design/Ceramics.
Study visits to France, China, Italy, Spain, South Germany, Switzerland, South India, Mexico, Guatemala, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana.
Workshops in Bath, Bremen, Aldermaston, at New Greenham Arts; now at Folly Farm.
Member of the Hampshire and Berkshire Craftsguild.
Associate member of the CPA.
Yearly Open Studios in Berkshire and now also in Hampshire and regular shows and exhibitions with the H&B Craftsguild.
If you are interested to see my full CV, you can find that on my website.
1982 Participant in the Westerwald Preis, Hoehr-Grenzhausen, Germany
1983 Work shown at Beaux Art Gallery, Bath
1984 Group Exhibition at the Festival Gallery, Bath
1985 Group Exhibition at Swansea Art Workshop
1990 Participant in the Fletcher Challenge Award, Newzealand
1990 Group Exhibition with Aldermaston Pottery at the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
1990 Beaux Art Gallery, Bath
1990 Group Exhibition with Aldermaston Pottery at theTithe Barn, Islip, Oxford
1991 Group Exhibition at the Newbury Arts Workshop
1992 to 1996 regular participant in potters markets across North Germany
1992 Kunsthandwerkermarkt, Konsul Hackfeld Haus, Bremen, Germany
1995 Group Exhibition at Heiligenloh, Germany
1994 Group Exhibition at Ottersberg, Germany
1996 Exhibition at Galerie & Wein, Jasna Schauwecker, Berlin, Germany
2001 to 2006 twice yearly shows in July and December at The Pottery Aldermaston
2003 Work shown at the Black Swan Gallery, Frome, Somerset
2004 West Berkshire Open Studios
2004 Newbury Fringe Festival
2004 Greenham Arts Art Fair, Newbury
2005 Art and Music Exhibition,Ashford Hill, Hampshire
2005 Christmas Art Fair, Hungerford
2005 Exhibition at the Royal County of Berkshire Show
2005 West Berkshire Open Studios
2006 West Berkshire Open Studios
2007 Summer Show at Jewell’s Barn in Stanford Dingley
2007 Christmas Show at Jewell’s Barn in Stanford Dingley
2008 Whiteknights Studio Trail, Reading
2008 Group Exhibition with Whiteknight Studio Trail members at the Gun Street Art Gallery, Reading
2008 Aldermaston and Wasing Show
2008 Art in Clay Southern Pottery & Ceramics Show at The Maltings, Farnham
2009 Contemporary Art, Craft and Design Fair at Winchester Cathedral
2009 H & B Guild Exhibition at the Cross Barn, Odiham
2010 Open Studios with Rosemary Trigwell, Kintbury
2010 Whiterknights Trail, Reading with Robyn Appleton
2010 Art in Action, Waterperry House
2010 H & B Guild Exhibition at the Cross Barn, Odiham
2011 H & B Guild Exhibition at the Town Hall, Alresford
2011 Exhibition at MERL (Museum of English Rural Life) Reading
2011 H & B Guild Exhibition at the Cross Barn, Odiham
2012 H & B Guild Exhibition at the Town Hall, Alresford
2012 Open Studios with Jenny Jowett and Jonathan Savill, Silchester
2012 'AFTERWORDS' Exhibition at Arlington Arts Centre
2012 H & B Guild Exhibition at Westbury Manor, Fareham
2012 H & B Guild Exhibition at the Cross Barn, Odiham
2013 H & B Guild Exhibition at the Town Hall, Alresford
2013 Open Studios with Christopher Hall, Newbury
2013 H & B Guild Exhibition at the Willis Museum" The Art of Making", Old Basing
2013 Exhibition with Alan Caiger-Smith and Andrew Hazelden at Great Dixter, Northiam
2013 H & B Guild Exhibition at the Cross Barn, Odiham
2014 H & B Guild Exhibition at the Town Hall, Alresford
2014 Open Studios with Christopher Hall, Newbury
2014 H & B Guild Exhibition at the Town Hall, Stockbridge