Creating individual hand made pottery began in 1986 with evening classes in Langley College. I enjoy the sculptural freedom of hand building and the surprises that glazes offer, often with the addition of glass. My work is inspired by living next to an ancient wood and growing plants.
“I started ceramics as a hobby 15 years ago but have finally set up a studio at home and am thoroughly enjoying “creating” at any hour of the day and night! I prefer working in the extremes with fine porcelain and sandy crank and mainly produce hand built and sculptural pieces. My inspiration comes from […]
“My work is continually evolving. It starts with the clay and my favourite clays are either very rough or very smooth. So I work with coarse textured cranks and creamy smooth porcelain. The cranks are used for pots for the patio and conservatory and the porcelain for tableware. The garden influences my work in crank. […]
“I work in stoneware to hand build my pots, using both crank and black clays to create small, medium and large pieces, both functional and sculptural. These are then fired in an electric kiln. My work is frost resistant and is therefore suitable for use both indoors and outside. Working in my studio in Oxford, […]
“I make hand built and thrown functional and decorative ware. Items are made from a range of stoneware and porcelain clays. My fascination is in the alchemy of the applied glazes so that texture and colour make an impact. The self-formulated glazes tend to be minimal allowing the form to host unconventional and unique surfaces.Motivation […]
“I came to make pots about 25 Years ago, as a means to find an outlet for my creativity and to keep myself sane (two small, very demanding children at the time). Very soon I couldn’t do without it anymore. I was hooked! I have worked in many studios in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire and over […]
“I make bowls, vases, teapots, mugs, butter dishes, jugs and other items in porcelain and stoneware.” Many of the pots are thrown but some are handbuilt. The pots are often textured and impressed to induce variations of glaze thickness and hence colour. More information at Les’ website www.lesparrott.me.uk
“A few years ago, I started making ceramics and realised that it’s something I love doing. Since then, I’ve enjoyed making brightly coloured tiles and other small ceramics, with care and a sense of humour. I take inspiration for my ceramics from my love of comic strips, fifties advertising and street and pop art. I […]