Jill Crowther
Jill Crowther
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William Smith
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Catherine Van Giap
Shelly Perkins
Shelly Perkins

Vanessa Burley

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Artwork for Vanessa Burley

‘Shipwreck’ Lanterns

‘Shipwreck’ Fruit Bowls

‘Shipwreck’ Vases

‘Shipwreck’ Mugs

‘Shipwreck’ Plant Pots

‘Shipwreck’ Collections

Wood fired salt glazed pots

Wood fired salt glazed jugs


How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My toasted stoneware ceramics are thrown, textured and then reformed into functional pots and tableware, using my unique roulettes to create one off patterns. I then fire them in my studio using glazes which compliment the textures.

My current ‘Shipwreck’ collection comes in many forms of pots, sculptures and kitchenware.

I also, work with a lovely group of potters at Wobage. Where we make functional stoneware, which is salt-glazed and then wood fired our pieces under the watchful eye and expertise of the wonderful Jeremy Steward.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Through my artwork I am able to express my creativity and relax. I alway carry a sketch pad and paints where ever I travel, recording my experiences which inform my ceramics.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am a 3D designer, sculptor and potter who makes both functional and sculptural work from clay. I like to push the clay to it’s limit’s and experiment with new ideas.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I have taught art, textiles and product design for 29 years. Gaining knowledge and experience to share with others.
I currently run art, ceramics and textiles workshops from my Bishopswood home.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

I have a BA (Hons) in 3 Dimensional Design in wood, metal, ceramics and glass.
I have taught Product Design and Textile Art, which is reflected throughout my artwork.
I have run workshops in watercolour painting, stained glass and ceramics to adults.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

H-Art. St Mary’s Church, Ross on Wye 2022

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Urchins Gallery, Ross-On-Wye
Park Gallery, Montpellier, Cheltenham
Howarth’s Gallery, Newbury, Berks
Lyons Gold Gallery, Ross-On-Wye

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