A working ceramics studio (Community Interest Company) and educational facility. One-one tuition, workshops, regular classes and facility hire, and studio range of ceramics.
Figurative sculpture and portraiture.
I make a range of slip decorated, ovenproof dishes and bowls which are practical and a pleasure to use. My more individual pieces reflect my love of the rocks and patterns of growth in the hills and shores of Galloway and are more sculptural in character.
David has worked in ceramics for over 40 years. Former Head of Ceramics at the Glasgow School of Art (1986 - 1991) he specialises in Raku and designing large high fired plate compositions for corporate and private commission. David’s work beautifully explores themes dealing with nature and the human figure. David’s work and studio can be seen by visiting the Pitclay Gallery in East Lothian.
Stoneware pottery made by jigger and jolley, hand throwing, and extruder, every piece is assembled and finished by hand and then free hand decorated. We make all our own clay and glazes which are fired to 1300 degrees Centigrade giving a richness and depth of quality, with performance and durability. Inspired by the flora and fauna and abstract themes which make use of our glaze qualities. .
I started sculpting forms in clay and stone then moved into smaller ceramic mobiles, jewellery, tiles and miscellaneous objects.
Inspired by a love of geometry, arabesque and eastern arts, calligraphy and culture; I try to incorporate found objects, chance and allow mistakes to become results....
Raku means pleasure enjoyment, and is the name given to this type of pottery.
Dawn Newbigging of Mersington Pottery makes a range of handmade stoneware pieces, ranging from contemporary Shell and Glass dishes, wave panels, and garden sculpture to decorative Hanging Hearts, which have been developed to form a new range of bowls and platters with an organic feel. Oxides, coloured slips, and velvets are used to colour drawn or imprinted flora detail on stoneware clay.
Dean's ceramic sculptures are narrative based with the drawing process always at the heart of everything produced in clay.
Debbie Ryan is an established contemporary mosaic artist who specialises in contemporary mosaics, public art and project management.