7 to 13 – Ceramicists

A selection of ceramicists, displaying between 7 and 13 images per artist. Beginning with two potters that have distinctive decorative styles, Jim Robison with his landscapes and monumental pieces and Beth J Tarkington, with her narrative figurative drawings. They are both similar with their use of muted palettes.

 

 

 

Jim Robison – UK  :

Born and Raised in Missouri, USA, Jim Robison set up a studio and home in Yorkshire, England in 1973.  He established the Booth House Gallery in 1975 as an exhibition/sales outlet for contemporary ceramics. Jim’s technique  – Individual slab pieces are created through a process which includes using an antique mangle to roll and re-roll prepared sheets of clay . This creates broken edges and areas which are stretched and stressed, generating their own feeling of history. Slips, which are painted, combed, sponge printed and stencilled provide contrasting colours and these are emphasised by applications of up to six glazes and the firing in the reduction atmosphere of a large gas kiln.   Jim Robison website here

Abstract Dish Jim Robison

Dish – Jim Robison

Large Garden vase - Jim Robison

Garden vase

Large decorative landscape vase - Jim Robison

Decorative landscape vase

Jim Robison vase

Jim Robison vase

Jim Robison ceramic sculpture

Jim  Robison ceramic sculpture

Stoneware Garden Seating - Jim Robison

Stoneware Garden Seating – Jim Robison

Memorial head stone for David Constantine White, potter and friend - - Jim Robison

Memorial head stone created by Jim Robison for David Constantine White, potter and friend.

Tatton Pk Public Sculpture - Jim Robison

Tatton Park Public Sculpture – Jim Robison

3 vases - Jim Robison

Three vases – Jim Robison

1m Vase sculpture - Jim Robison

1m Vase sculpture

Jim Robison (UK) and Vicki Grima

Jim Robison (UK) and Vicki Grima ( AUS )

Wavy abstract vase - Jim Robison

Wavy vase – Jim Robison

Planter - Jim Robison

Planter – Jim Robison

 Beth J Tarkington – Atalanta USA  :

” There is a Greek word, Kairos, which loosely means:  to be in the place you were meant to be, or where time and destiny meet. Within this search for place, I found a natural progression from painting and surface design into clay. My artwork has evolved as narrative, one-of-a-kind pieces; conceived, designed and crafted entirely by me.  The narrative in my work centers around landscapes, the figure and related symbolism. I have borrowed loosely from the teachings of Native Americans, who instruct that the rhythms and forces of nature are not separate from our lives. Their concept of “totems” as any object, being or animal whose energy we feel closely associated with, is one I have generously embraced. Sometimes words will find their way onto pieces . . . a snip of conversation, a quote, a lyric, my thoughts. Above all else, my work reflects a passion for the people, the places and the experiences that have inspired and created me. My goal is to create objects that connect with the viewer through recognition of shared experiences. I think of my clay pieces as metaphors for each of us in the search for our place – somewhat functional, pleasant to be around and hoping to engage “.  .. Beth J Tarkington   Beth’s   website here

We have taken this season into us - vase - Beth Tarkington

We have taken this season into us – Beth J Tarkington

 ” All of my work is handbuilt, using slab, coil, mold and sculptural techniques. My surface work is very painterly, involving layering of slips, stains, underglazes, oxides and glaze through the processes of wax-resist, texturing and carving, painting, slip trail and brushwork. This requires multiple firings. “

Caretakers of our place - Beth Tarkington

Caretakers of our place

Changing into something else - bottle - Beth Tarkington

Changing into something else – bottle

Beth J Tarkington

Circles of the seasons - - Beth Tarkington

Circles of the seasons

Contours of place-II - - Beth Tarkington

Contours of place-II

Escape from places - - Beth Tarkington

Escape from places -Beth J Tarkington

I take my father with me - Beth Tarkington

I take my father with me

Beth J Tarkington

Paradise bird bowl - Beth Tarkington

Paradise bird bowl

Beth J Tarkington

Reasons to look up - - Beth Tarkington

Reasons to look up – Beth J Tarkington

Tthe teetering machine - - Beth Tarkington

The teetering machine – Beth J Tarkington

This place holds me safe - Beth Tarkington

This place holds me safeceramic bottle

Beth J Tarkington

We each wear it a little different - Beth Tarkington

We each wear it a little different

Beth J Tarkington

Secret Potion bottle - Beth Tarkington

Secret Potion bottle – Beth J Tarkington

We have grown this way together - Beth Tarkington

We have grown this way together

Beth J Tarkington

Rebecca Hillman  –  pottery exuberance

” Embrace Change, Keep Open Minded and try to Let “the quiet fermentation of your creativity go where it may lead you … allow yourself the space and time. “

 

Rebecca Hillman from Scarborough, Maine originally exercised her creativity as a chef and the intuition she cultivated in the kitchen later proved to be an asset when she turned her attention away from the fire of the stove to that of the kiln, when she shifted her career to ceramics. Beginning with Kit Cornell’s Pottery Classes in Exeter, New Hampshire, ( who became a mentor ), she also did  wood firings at Jeff Browns’ Studio in Northwood and also with Andy Hamptonen. Along the way she studied Sgraffito with Tim Christiansan and worked with artist Jessica Brandle. “I so appreciate all these special opportunities to learn. The hard work was so worth it! Jessica’s work ethic, scope of talents, teaching skills, passion, drive and just plain attitude were a gift to be around.”

Rebecca’s website HERE

 

Rebecca Hillman bright red dragon vessel

Rebecca Hillman –  Bright Red Dragon

 

 

Rebecca-Hillman-Pottery---majolica moon face cups

Moon Face footed cups – Rebecca Hillman

 

 

Rebecca Hillman Pottery owl figure candle holder

Rebecca Hillman – owl figure candle holder

Rebecca Hillman Pottery- polychrome Glaze Combo Shots

Rebecca Hillman polychrome Glaze Combo Shots

Rebecca Hillman Pottery---Large Wood Fired Bowl

Rebecca Hillman Pottery — Large Wood Fired Bowl

Rebecca Hillman Pottery---Opera Cape inverted wood fire tea bowl stand

Rebecca Hillman Pottery – Opera Cape figurine with  inverted wood fire  tea bowl stand

Rebecca-Hillman in studio

Rebecca Hillman in studio

Rebecca Hillman Pottery liberated

Rebecca Hillman Pottery – liberated figurine

Rebecca Hillman Pottery figures

Rebecca Hillman Pottery

Rebecca Hillman Pottery - carved cup

Rebecca Hillman Pottery – carved cup

 

 

Rebecca-Hillman---cups-and-nature sgraffito

Rebecca Hillman— ‘Cups and nature’ – sgraffito cups

Rebecca Hillman Pottery-hand painted cup

Rebecca Hillman Pottery-hand painted cup

Rebecca Hillman Pottery--frog sculpture

Rebecca Hillman Pottery – frog sculpture

Rebecca Hillman Pottery--vase

Rebecca Hillman Pottery  – vase

Rebecca-Hillman-Pottery--Snail-Pod'10x-6-Bowl

Rebecca Hillman Pottery — Snail Pod Bowl

10 x 6 inches

Rebecca Hillman Pottery Tumbler.

Rebecca Hillman Pottery Tumbler.

Rebecca Hillman - Yoga Zen Garden Pot

Rebecca Hillman – ‘Yoga Zen Garden Pot’

Rebecca Hillman pottery vessel

Rebecca Hillman

 

 

 

Rebecca-Hillman-Pottery-Handbuilt ovoid dish field grass motif

Ovoid dish with incised field grass motif – Rebecca Hillman

 

 

 

Rebecca-Hillman-Pottery--Model-study sculpture

Model study sculpture – Rebecca Hillman

 

 

 

Rebecca-Hillman-Pottery---Portfolio-- three ceramic pendants

3 pendants – Rebecca Hillman

 

 

 

Rebecca-Hillman-Pottery---Portfolio------Teabowls lime and olive green glazing

Green teabowls – Rebecca Hillman

 

 

 

Rebecca-Hillman-Fall-Series vases

‘Fall series’ – Rebecca Hillman

 

 

Angela Walford – South Australia

 

Angela is a  South Australian Ceramic Artist and she has wares locally in ‘The Urban Cow Studio’, Adelaide and ‘The Terrace’ at Eastwood. webisite here

Angela Walford-ceramic cups

Angela Walford cups

Tea set - Angela Walford

Tea set – Angela Walford

Angela Walford cup

Angela Walford tea bowl

Angela Walford pottery cup

Technique  ” I’m using terracotta filtered clay and the slip is ball clay, the copper slip has a rounded desert spoon of copper carb in 1 litre of slip and the black slip is red iron oxide, manganese dioxide and terracotta clay equal parts in one litre of slip. Some of these pieces were marbled in the white with black slip trailed over and quickly flicked to merge together. Colouring on top of the clear glaze is turquoise satin and red iron oxide in the honey glaze. “

On the corner wall tile Angela Walford

” On the corner “ wall tile ” by Angela Walford

The surface within -- mini wall tiles - Angela Walford

The surface within — mini wall tiles

AngelaWalford

Ceramic Tagine - Angela Walford

Tagine – Angela Walford

” The colour and intensity of the shinos depend directly on the reduction and the intensity of it, I fire for approximately 12 hours with reduction for about half of that time. Carbon trapping and colour washes are a gift from the firing and with a heavier atmosphere comes flashes of colour in spot areas. “

Teaset-shino by Angela Walford

Shino teapot, creamer and sugar bowl teaset

the-new-breed-shino by Angela Walford

Tumblers – new breed shino

The-new-breed-shino-8 by Angela Walford

The new breed shino 8  by Angela Walford

The surface within -- mini-wall tiles by Angela Walford

The surface within — mini wall tile

Terracotta tile by Angela Walford

 3 Seasons in One Day terracotta wall tile by Angela Walford

Shino tea bowl by Angela Walford

Shino tea bowl

The new breed shino bowl - Angela Walford

The new breed shino bowl  – Angela Walford

Catherine Warwick – UK

The featured black and white ‘MONO’ range (pic below) derives it’s inspiration from 1960’s op artists such as Bridget Riley and Victor Vassarley. Catherine Warwick was interested to see how similar designs would translate to a three dimensional surface and the resulting optical effect. The use of black and white exclusively aims to draw attention to the form while highlighting positive and negative shapes, spaces and patterns.   Website HERE

BW6 Catherine Warwick

BW6 – Black and White vase – Catherine Warwick

BW10 vase by Catherine Warwick

BW10 – Black and White vase – Catherine Warwick

Spacehopper black and white sculpture by Catherine Warwick

Spacehopper  – Catherine Warwick

BW13- Black and white sculpture by Catherine Warwick

BW13- Black and white sculpture

Diana Ross sculpture bust by Catherine Warwick

Diana Ross – Catherine Warwick

Geometric vase by Catherine Warwick

Geometric black/white vase – Catherine Warwick

Hand with Bowl sculpture by Catherine Warwick

Hand With Bowl – Catherine Warwick

Catherine Warwick black and white abstract vase

Black White Abstract Vase – Catherine Warwick

79cm x 37cm

Mekons -sculpture heads by Catherine Warwick

Mekons – Cahterine Warwick

Hand Sculppture - Catherine Warwick ceramicist

Catherine Warwick

Catherine with large vase

Catherine Warwick :

” As a freelance ceramic design artist I am involved in the design and making of one off individual, limited edition ceramic pieces. These are made using a combination of handbuilding and slip-casting techniques. The motivation behind my work is to create pieces that are both unusual and striking in terms of shape, decoration and scale. The vessel is the basis upon which to experiment with sculptural ideas, where the ‘pot’ is cut into or added to and works visually from many different angles. “

Catherine Warwick vase

Catherine Warwick

Guadalupe Lanning Robinson

Guadalupe Robinson has been working in clay in Huntsville, Alabama since moving from her native Mexico City in 1985. Guadalupe’s wonderful vessels are globe-like, large and feature botanical and geographical designs with earthy colour tones. Guadalupes artistic statement – ” I was born and grew up in Mexico City, a place with strong cultural ties and great tradition, full of sights, energy, sounds and flavor. Bringing together my Mexican heritage with the richness and tranquility of the Deep South has enriched my life. This constantly moves my work toward blending the two cultures.  A great fascination with different- colored clays and the textures that can be produced with stoneware has led me to experiment with and study clays for the past thirty years. Continuous respect for the material is a factor I try to maintain in my work.   I also have a great reverence for the idea of “craftsmanship” and it is an strong element when creating my work.  My work has developed from the respect I have for clay and the joy I experience when working with it. Texture and color are achieved by applying different colored clays in different stages and consistencies. The larger pieces have to dry for a minimum of four weeks, then they are bisque fired to a soft 1,700˚ fahrenheit. They are glazed only on the inside and fired again to 2,240˚ fahrenheit. It has taken me years to figure things out and how to make my techniques work. The fact that there will always be new tools to use or a different way to approach the process is what fills this journey with excitement and happiness. “ Website here 

Guadalupe Robinson pottery

Guadalupe Robinson pottery

Guadalupe Robinson -- Pot

Rio Girl – Guadalupe Robinson detailed textures

Guadalupe Robinson--Pottery vase

Guadalupe  Lanning Robinson–Pottery

Guadalupe Robinson swimming fish bowl

Guadalupe Robinson bowl

Cerebro lidded vessel - Guadalupe Robinson

Cerebro lidded vessel

Guadalupe Robinson large vase

Guadalupe Robinson large vase

Guadalupe Robinson vase

Guadalupe Robinson

Tehuana Dress by Guadalupe Robinson

Tehuana Dress  – Guadalupe Robinson

Robinson Guadalupe fishes vase

Guadalupe Robinson vase

Guadalupe Robinson in studio

Guadalupe Robinson in studio

Mexican ceramicist Guadalupe Robinson

Mexican ceramicist Guadalupe Robinson

Manzanas Pot by Guadalupe Robinson

Manzanas Pot – Guadalupe Robinson

Ladies with Attitude ceramic pot - Guadalupe Robinson

Ladies with Attitude ceramic pot – Guadalupe Robinson

Guadalupe Robinson lidded jar

Guadalupe Robinson

Guadalupe Robinson earth tone vase

Guadalupe Robinson

 

Katrina Pechal –  UK

Her work is all thrown and often distorted. The silicon carbide in her slip, causes the glaze to pull away from itself revealing the layers beneath. Reminiscent of ancient pots found washed up on the beach, covered in barnacles and eroded by time. website here

ceramic tea bowl Katrina Pechal

Ceramic tea  bowl  Katrina Pechal

Ceramics Katrina Pechal

Ceramic vessal  Katrina Pechal

Katrina Pechal ceramic vessel

Katrina Pechal

Ceramic cup by Katrina Pechal

Katrina Pechal

ceramic vessels by Katrina Pechal

Katrina Pechal

Katrina Pechal textured cup

Katrina Pechal

Katrina Pechal vase

Katrina Pechal vase

Katrina Pechal folded vases

Katrina Pechal

Katrian Pechal pinch vase

Katrian Pechal

Katrina Pechal ceramic bottle

Katrina Pechal ceramic bottle

Katrian Pechal assymetrical vase

Katrina Pechal

Katrina Pechal.jpg-475 x 317

Katrina Pechal

Katrina Pechal textural surface vase

Katrina Pechal

Katrina Pechal pottery vessel

Katrina Pechal

Lava bottle Katrina Pechal

Ceramic bottle –  Katrina Pechal

Daniel Slack

“Pottery forms that function mark a boundary that I choose not to cross. The age-old forms are inviolate and have a resonance for all of us. I want to celebrate these forms; giving them all I have.”

Solstice - Daniel Slack

Solstice – Daniel Slack

Triangle Mask - Daniel Slack

Triangle Mask – Daniel Slack

Green Water Pitcher - Daniel Slack

Water Pitcher – Daniel Slack

Wrapt Candlestick holder - Danial Slack

Wrapt Candlestick  – Danial Slack

Wrapt Vase - Daniel Slack

Wrapt Vase – Daniel Slack

Ceremonial Bowl Daniel Slack

Ceremonial Bowl  – Daniel Slack

Daniel Slack

Daniel Slack

Renewal - Daniel Stack

Renewal – Daniel Stack

Sewn Vase - Daniel Slack

Sewn Vase – Daniel Slack

Jo Connell  Uk :

My influences and methods are wide ranging, but central to my work is an appreciation of natural form and landscape, a love of colour and of clay itself. I work with coloured clays which are marbled, rolled, stretched and manipulated to achieve a variety of effects. The work is high fired and the surface is usually left unglazed, giving a textile-like quality. The range includes functional and sculptural vessels, wall pieces and garden sculptures. Work is formed from slabs of clay incorporating colour and pattern during the making process.

Jo Connell Ceramics :: Home

A WREATH FOR RICHARD III was on display in Market Bosworth at Michaelmas House recently for the celebrations around the unveiling of a plaque in the Market Place in Market Bosworth. Variations on a Tudor Rose in translucent white porcelain on a Mulberry background (Richard’s official colour!)

Jo Connell - Manganese dish

Jo Connell – Manganese dish

Tripod Fern Vessel

Tripod Fern Vessel – Jo Connell

Stoneware vessels Jo Connell

Stoneware vessels  – Jo Connell

Jo Connell Ceramic Tubes

Jo Connell Ceramic Tubes

Black tricorn pillow - Jo Connell

Black tricorn pillow – Jo Connell

Cactus garden sculpture - Jo Connell

Cactus Garden Sculpture with Prickly Pear Porcelain Flowers- Jo Connell

Jo Connell- Wall pillow

Jo Connell- Wall pillow

Jo Connel - folded vase

Jo Connel – folded vase

Tricorn Fern Pillow -Jo Connell

Tricorn Fern Pillow -Jo Connell

Salt & Pepper sculpture - Jo Connell

Salt & Pepper sculpture – Jo Connell

Stoneware vessel Tubes

Stoneware vessel Tubes – Jo Connell

Stoneware vesse l- Jo Connell

Stoneware crater vessel- Jo Connell

Platter -Jo Connell

Platter -Jo Connell

Turquoise jug - JoConnell

Turquoise jug – JoConnell

Height  30cm

Sylvia Tello-Trumbull,  Mexico :

Self taught Sylvia Tello Trumbull moved from San Diego, CA to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 8 years ago. Through the mentorship of a dear friend, she discovered a love of ceramics and clay and was drawn to hand-built techniques and alternative firing methods.

Website here

A Collective of Two - Sylvia Tello-Trumbull

A Collective of Two  – Elaine Greiner ( left ) & Sylvia Tello-Trumbull

Fractured Discs

Fractured Discs – Sylvia Tello Trumbull

medium winged urn

Sylvia Tello-Trumbull – Medium winged urn

Small winged bowl

Small winged bowl – Sylvia Tello-Trumbull

Three graduated urns

Three graduated urns –  Sylvia Tello-Trumbull 

Two winge urns

Two wings urns – Sylvia Tello-Trumbull 

winged bowl

Sylvia Tello Trumbull – winged bowl, pit fired clay

 
 
 
 
 

 

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