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Simon Hulbert

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Artwork for Simon Hulbert

Detail bud vase

Bottle group

Moon Jars and Beakers

Espresso cup

Coffee cup

Brush Pots

Porcelain Bottles

Ink Well

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

For over twenty years I made contemporary terracotta garden ware in Hay-on-Wye.
Following four ceramic residency programs in Jingdezhen China I have had a radical change of creative direction and am now focusing on small scale porcelain pieces.
These are cups, bottles, beakers, vases, brush pots and tea bowls. They are all thrown on the wheel and glazed with layers of high firing glazes. I am attempting to make very beautiful yet small scale ceramics which fit in the hand and have a function.
Most pieces are fired in an electric partially solar powered kiln and some are fired in an experimental low tech Charcoal Kiln.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Everything , it is my professional life.
It is important to be both creative and have a low environmental impact.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Simon Hulbert .
Professional Potter, curator, teacher.
Studio potter working in Porcelain. All my work is functional and on a modest scale.
Formally owner manager of Brook Street Pottery studio and gallery in Hay-on-Wye.
The Pottery in Hay is now closed and I have relocated to a new studio at my home in mid Wales near Presteigne.

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

I have been predominantly a maker my whole career. Alongside this I have curated and exhibited many exhibitions of contemporary craftwork in my gallery space in Hay. I have also taught in many colleges including Bath Spa Uni and Hereford college of art. I occasionally run specialist throwing courses.
My focus is now on small scale porcelain pots fired in a variety of kilns , electric , gas and an experimental Charcoal Kiln .
In 2022 I joined The Haymakers. A cooperative gallery in Hay-on-Wye where I exhibit my own work alongside other members and co curate a series of craft exhibitions.

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

1st Class honours degree in 3D Design/Ceramics. MA in ceramics
Fellow of Craft Potters Association

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Ruthin Craft Centre
Hay Castle
CCC London

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

The Haymakers Gallery Hay-on-Wye
Studer Fine Art Prestigne
Contemporary Ceramic Centre London.
website www.brookstreetpottery.co.uk
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