Ceramics

At college I studied ceramics with Harry Stringer and David Leach, who taught me the science of glaze-making using organic material rather than chemicals. I make slips from the local clays of Herefordshire and the Forest of Dean which interact with my own celadon glazes, and I decorate with oxides, wax, impressed designs or leaf resist, especially oak or ginkgo. I like to make items that can be used in everyday life, at accessible prices, whether kitchen or table ware, or for decoration, and often incorporate animal or human figurines as knobs. I also make wild and domestic animal sculptures and specific human figurines such as musicians plus conversation pieces called Buddy Benches.

Personal tuition by arrangement: particularly throwing but also slab work.

Pots: bowls, lidded jars, jugs, teapots, salt pigs and olive/dip bowls with figurines, owl plaques and much more. I remain strongly influenced by the Leach tradition as well as learning from contemporary makers.

Animal sculpture: moving horses and riders, foxes, hares, otters and bulls made from wheel-thrown forms, then modelled to convey mood, texture, harmony of movement, wildness and habitat.

Glazes: A bucket of dug local clay, decorated with ochres from Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean, makes a unique glaze but becomes interactive when used with my Chinese celadon glazes.

Ceramics

Functional & Decorative

BUTTER DISH WITH LOOP HANDLE

GOLD LUSTRE GARLIC POT

GOLD TANKARD

ICE GREEN TANKARD

LARGE JUG RUST DECOR

LARGE JUG

PORCELAIN Bowl With Cobalt And Copper Oxides

PORCELAIN Bowl With Oxide Decor

PORCELAIN Bowl

PORCELAIN Carved Vase

PORCELAIN Combed Vase

PORCELAIN Thin Bowl With Oxides

RUST PORRIDGE POT

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Functional & Decorative

Animal Sculptures & Figurines

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Animal Cruets

Cockadoodles 1

Cockadoodles 2

DAPPLE ALERT H 25 X W 23 CMS

DAPPLE GRAZING W 30 X H 23 CMS

FOX ON LOG W 30 X H 32 CMS

FOX ON MEADOW W 26 X H 25 CMS

Frost Hardy Robins

Fox on log 2

Hereford bull

GRAZING HORSE W 20 X H 19 CMS

Hedgehog Cruet

HEREFORD BULL W 26 X H 17 CMS

Mini Brown Mouse Cheese Bell

Mini Mouse Cheese Bell

OTTER ON LARGE ROCK

OTTER ON LOW ROCK W 20 X H 17 CMS

Owl Lantern Or Pens Holder

RECLINING HARE W 33 X H 20 Cms

Robin On Stick

STANDING HORSE W 22 X H 22 CMS

STANDING OTTER W 13 X H 18 CMS

Animal Sculptures & Figurines

Clay Figurines & Portrait Heads

1 THE SHELL

2 A THE MODEL

2 B THE MODEL

3 THE MODEL

4 IN PROGRESS Clay Added For Chin Nose Temporal Lobes And Hair

5 AFTER 8 HOURS Wrap Around Clay For Scarf

6 AFTER 10 HOURS

7 AFTER 13 HOURS

CLOSE UP

Bill Anderton Composer

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Clay Figurines & Portrait Heads
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