Handmade, decorative, functional and nonfunctional pottery.
I have been making pots for over thirty years. In the early days I was a production potter, making as many similar pots as possible. This is where I learnt to throw.
Over the years I have developed a range of functional pieces decorated with slips and coloured glazes, mugs, jugs, bowls etc.
I like working with slip, liquid clay, whether it is dipped, poured or brushed. I also enjoy the technique of sgraffito, drawing through the semi dry slip layer to reveal the contrasting clay beneath. It is similar to drawing in that you can make it as realistic or simplistic, achieve sharp lines, shading, blending, smudging etc.
I have a couple of sketch books on the go. I don't draw regularly, more when I am working on ideas, when I want to record something. Images that don't go onto pots sometimes come out in my lino prints. There is a nice cross over.
I have spent a lot of time teaching pottery and working as a pottery technician. Both have pushed me to having a much wider, broader knowledge and interest in pottery and creativity in general.
I have always dabbled with raku, mainly using it as a decorative finish for the chickens I make. In the last few years I have been experimenting with the technique of feather and horse hair raku.
The last year was a strange time for many of us. All public exhibitions cancelled and galleries closed. So it was a time of learning some new skills and experimentation. I have learnt how to make demonstration videos and edit them, there have been a few commissions, developing themes, and some new pieces.
I have explored the surrounding lanes and come home with leaf and plant cuttings. They have been pressed in to soft clay slabs, which have been made into small decorative panels and large two sided pots. I produced some new prints by printing from a clay block with impressed designs and turned some into cards. I have also gone back to the lino with some new images.
You can contact Andrew via
Telephone: 01761 470876
Venue 2 - Camerton Community Hall
Meadgate, Weekesley Lane, Camerton BA2 0NL
Parking: car park
Venue 3 - Conygre Hall Bowls Court, Timsbury
North Road, Timsbury, Bath BA2 0JQ
Parking: car park and on street parking
Access: ramped approach