View Image Gallery Alan Gaff (1962 -2008)(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1631 720503 Email: Web: www.argyllpottery.co.uk
The ceramics we produce are mainly hand thrown on the wheel, including a full range of wood fired domestic ware and some individual pieces. All of the ceramics on display are made on the premises; most are thrown using our stoneware clay, some of our more contemporary pieces are made from our porcelain body.
The pots are fired to a temperature of 1300`C in our 65cubic foot wood burning kiln so that the raw pots are either glazed by the fly Woodash as the flame licks around the chamber or as with most of our glazed pieces the Woodash affects the colour and texture of our granite, dolomite and rutile glazes to add to their lustre and in some cases change their colour completely.
1979-1984 - After a summer job at Appin Pottery in 1978 I was fortunate enough to get an apprenticeship under the tuition of Joe Finch, proprietor of Appin Pottery including 6 months under Ray Finch MBE (Joes` father) at Winchcombe Pottery (1980-81).
2004-5 Exhibited in Clay in Bloom with the Scottish potters association
which travelled all over Scotland starting at the Edinburgh Royal
Botanic`s during the Edinburgh Festival, also in Teapots of Taste,
Queens Gallery Dundee and at the Clay on the Way exhibition Lillie
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Argyll Pottery, Barcaldine, By Oban, Argyll, Scotland, PA37 1SQ.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1631 720503
Availability: Our opening times all year round are
10am - 6pm week days
2pm - 5pm Saturday
The pottery is situated by the southern shore of Loch Creran some 8 miles north of Oban on the A828 road to Fort William
It is with great sadness that I have heard of the death of Alan Gaff in a motorbike accident on Monday 15th September 2008. He was a kind, generous and very talented person who will be greatly missed.
Last Updated: 2011-06-14