Ceramic sculpture: wheel-thrown and modelled animals, high-fired for durability. Most clay sculptures are built on armatures, then bronzed at a foundry, but I use entirely wheel-thrown and modelled forms which are then glazed and high fired. Many include features of the animal’s habitat. I am inspired by the harmonious relationship existing between a moving horse and its rider, and between wilder animals like foxes, hares and otters and their natural environment of our local countryside and river Wye. In my sculptures I try to convey mood, texture, movement, wildness and habitat.

Functional and decorative oven-to-tableware: 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.

Glazes: I make all my own glazes, mostly from local clays sourced from hillsides or river valleys. A bucket of dug local clay, decorated with ochres from Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean, make unique glazes, especially in combination with my Chinese celadon glazes, which are made from natural minerals and oxides. These stand alone, but applied over local clay slips together with wax resist décor they create unique interactive glazes. I use stoneware and earthenware clays from Stoke on Trent and fire in an oxidation kiln.

Glazes used on Animals below: Click here...

COMMISSIONS WELCOME

POTTERY TUITION: single sessions of 2 hours 1:1 tuition on the potter’s wheel. Details via email.

Dapple Grazing W30 X H23cm

Dapple Grazing W30 X H23cm

DAPPLE ALERT H25 X W23 CMS

DAPPLE ALERT H25 X W23 CMS

Fox on log W30 X H 32cm

Fox on log W30 X H 32cm

Fox on meadow  W26 X H25cm

Fox on meadow W26 X H25cm

Grazing horse W20 X H19cm

Grazing horse W20 X H19cm

Hereford Bull W26 X H17cm

Hereford Bull W26 X H17cm

Otter on low rock W20 X H17cm

Otter on low rock W20 X H17cm

Reclining Hare W33 X H20cm

Reclining Hare W33 X H20cm

Standing horse W22 X H22cm

Standing horse W22 X H22cm

Standing Otter W13 X H18cm

Standing Otter W13 X H18cm

Blue Lustre Flared Bowl   H4cm X W16.5cms Wye Local Clay Slip, Wax Resist And Zinc White Glaze

Blue Lustre Flared Bowl H4cm X W16.5cms Wye Local Clay Slip, Wax Resist And Zinc White Glaze

Gold Lustre Bowl H11cm X W22cm Silurian Local Clay, Wax And Zinc White

Gold Lustre Bowl H11cm X W22cm Silurian Local Clay, Wax And Zinc White

Gold Lustre Flared Bowls   Silurian Slip, Wax And Zinc White

Gold Lustre Flared Bowls Silurian Slip, Wax And Zinc White

Gold Lustre Flared Bowl   H5.5 X W17.5cm Silurian Local Clay, Wax And Zinc White

Gold Lustre Flared Bowl H5.5 X W17.5cm Silurian Local Clay, Wax And Zinc White

Blue Lustre Jug   H14cm Wye Local Clay Slip, Wax Resist And Zinc White Glaze

Blue Lustre Jug H14cm Wye Local Clay Slip, Wax Resist And Zinc White Glaze

Blue Lustre Milk Jugs

Blue Lustre Milk Jugs

Blue Lustre Sloping Lip Jug   H15cm Wye Local Clay Slip, Wax Resist And Zinc White Glaze

Blue Lustre Sloping Lip Jug H15cm Wye Local Clay Slip, Wax Resist And Zinc White Glaze

Gold Lustre Jug H11.5 Silurian Local Clay, Wax And Zinc White

Gold Lustre Jug H11.5 Silurian Local Clay, Wax And Zinc White

Gold Lustre Milk Jug

Gold Lustre Milk Jug

Gold Lustre Jug And Jar

Gold Lustre Jug And Jar

Jug   H16cm   Yazor Red Devonian Local Slip Glaze

Jug H16cm Yazor Red Devonian Local Slip Glaze

Jug   H21cm   Turquoise Celadon With Ilmenite

Jug H21cm Turquoise Celadon With Ilmenite

Gold Lustre Stoneware Mugs, 3.5 Inches Tall, Glazed With Silurian Local Clay Slip, Wax Resist And Zinc White Glaze

Gold Lustre Stoneware Mugs, 3.5 Inches Tall, Glazed With Silurian Local Clay Slip, Wax Resist And Zinc White Glaze

Gold Lustre Stoneware Mugs, 5 Inches Tall, Glazed With Silurian Local Clay Slip, Wax Resist And Zinc White Glaze

Gold Lustre Stoneware Mugs, 5 Inches Tall, Glazed With Silurian Local Clay Slip, Wax Resist And Zinc White Glaze

Little Mugs With Local Clay Wax Decor

Little Mugs With Local Clay Wax Decor

Blue Lustre Vase

Blue Lustre Vase

Bottle   H13cm Turquoise With Natural Clay Pendulars

Bottle H13cm Turquoise With Natural Clay Pendulars

Gold Lustre Stoneware Vase  8 Inches Tall, Glazed With Silurian Local Clay Slip, Wax Resist And Zinc White Glaze

Gold Lustre Stoneware Vase 8 Inches Tall, Glazed With Silurian Local Clay Slip, Wax Resist And Zinc White Glaze

Gold Lustre Stoneware Vases     5-8 Inches Tall, Glazed With Silurian Local Clay Slip, Wax Resist And Zinc White Glaze

Gold Lustre Stoneware Vases 5-8 Inches Tall, Glazed With Silurian Local Clay Slip, Wax Resist And Zinc White Glaze

Gold Lustre Vase  H12.5cm Silurian Local Clay, Wax And Zinc White

Gold Lustre Vase H12.5cm Silurian Local Clay, Wax And Zinc White

Gold Lustre Vase  H17.5cm Silurian Local Clay, Wax And Zinc White

Gold Lustre Vase H17.5cm Silurian Local Clay, Wax And Zinc White

Gold Lustre Vase

Gold Lustre Vase

Slate Blue, Wax And Dolomite Glaze   Milk Jugs

Slate Blue, Wax And Dolomite Glaze Milk Jugs

Slate Blue, Wax And Dolomite Glaze Vases

Slate Blue, Wax And Dolomite Glaze Vases

Vase    H19cm Neen Sollers Local Clay Glaze, Wax And Blue Celadon

Vase H19cm Neen Sollers Local Clay Glaze, Wax And Blue Celadon

Vase  H14cm Turquoise

Vase H14cm Turquoise

Vase   H16.5cm   Turquoise

Vase H16.5cm Turquoise

Vase   H17cms   Blue Lias Local Clay Slip, Wax Resist Décor And Celadon Blue Glaze

Vase H17cms Blue Lias Local Clay Slip, Wax Resist Décor And Celadon Blue Glaze

Small Hearts Vase

Small Hearts Vase

1. THE SHELL

1. THE SHELL

2a. THE MODEL

2a. THE MODEL

3. THE MODEL

3. THE MODEL

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

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

5. AFTER 8 HOURS Wrap Around Clay For Scarf

5. AFTER 8 HOURS Wrap Around Clay For Scarf

CLOSE UP

CLOSE UP

BILLS HEAD

BILLS HEAD

Bill Anderton   Composer

Bill Anderton Composer

SEPTET Fungi On Yew

SEPTET Fungi On Yew

Series 3 HUNTING POTS   Deer Wild Boar And Hares

Series 3 HUNTING POTS Deer Wild Boar And Hares

TRIO Fungi On Yew

TRIO Fungi On Yew

BARROW BOY

BARROW BOY

BUDDY BENCH

BUDDY BENCH

CHILDREN

CHILDREN

JUDGES TABLE

JUDGES TABLE

THE NEWENT ONION FAYRE PAGEANT

THE NEWENT ONION FAYRE PAGEANT

TREE AND POSH LADY

TREE AND POSH LADY

Salt Pig BANJO

Salt Pig BANJO

Salt Pig   GUITAR 1

Salt Pig GUITAR 1

Salt Pig   WAITING

Salt Pig WAITING

Teapot   H13cms X W15cms   Red Devonian Rust Glaze

Teapot H13cms X W15cms Red Devonian Rust Glaze

Teapot   H14cms X W12cms   Brown Iron Glaze With Ammorite Sprigs

Teapot H14cms X W12cms Brown Iron Glaze With Ammorite Sprigs

Teapot   H15cms X W12cms   Dolomite With Oxide Decor

Teapot H15cms X W12cms Dolomite With Oxide Decor

Fox On Log 2

Fox On Log 2

Fox On Log

Fox On Log

Hereford Bull 2

Hereford Bull 2

Hereford Bull

Hereford Bull

Raring To Go

Raring To Go

Waiting

Waiting

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