contact Syl & Ray Macro:

GALLERY 1611
Studio House
Market Place
ALSTON
CA9 3HS

Phone: 01434 382137

info @ gallery1611.co.uk

 GALLERY 1611
Market Place, Alston, Cumbria

"Potter in the Window"
2014

March 15th - April 30th - David Lawson

MAY - John Calver

basket by John Calver

JUNE - Alan Ball

JULY - John Kershaw

 

SEPTEMBER - Rob Watson

OCTOBER - Annie Peaker

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MARCH / APRIL - DAVID LAWSON

 All my work is wood-fired and salt glazed to cone 10 (1300 degrees c.) Using a variety of application techniques and textured surfaces i can achieve many and varied results which lend an individual character to each piece. The result is a broad range of everyday and occasional use ceramics that blend well with existing kitchen styles, modern or vintage, from tiny spice preparation dishes to large oven-proof casseroles..all to be enjoyed with good food!

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MAY - JOHN CALVER

My pots are made from a fine-grained stoneware clay fired to a high temperature.

This produces both a rich palette of colours and decorative effects, and a robust functional material which is dishwasher safe and ovenproof.

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30cm basket

JUNE - Alan Ball

The surface of my black pots are carbonised by smoke in an open brick structure. Newspaper is my main source of fuel. The white pots are decorated by using a sacrifical glaze, fired in a raku kiln, the red hot pots are placed in in a chamber containing saw dust and dry leaves causing a heavy reduction atmosphere. I like to call these pots 'Shadow Raku'

I try to give my pots a modern look while keeping a sense of the history and culture of pot making.

asparagus

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JULY - John Kershaw

I have a taste for ancient and primitive pottery often the means of production are direct and very simple, also ancient artefacts are disconnected from their time and immediate function.

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AUGUST - Mary Chappelhow & Arwyn Jones

Mary
Mary's current work is exploring throwing porcelain and using copper red and celadon oriental glazes. Pots are thrown and turned to create interesting curves and lines. The finished forms are then fired in the gaz kiln where the flames lick the pots and produce interesting, beautiful but unpredictable effects on the surface.

Arwyn
The utilitarian wares of Spain & Portugal and the deep but subtle glaze finishes achieved in the Far East form the backbone of my inspiration. I intend the work to have a simplicity that emanates primarily from function, and an elegance that is clearly derived from the Orient

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SEPTEMBER - Rob Watson

Having always been influenced by Japanese pottery, my recent work is my interpretation of Japanese Oribe pottery.

Characteristically Oribe uses a variety of green glazes with pots of irregular shape and decoration.

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OCTOBER - Annie Peaker

My work seeks to capture the essence of animal characteristics and behaviour and responds to my fascination with the power of body language and movement.

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