Alex AllpressImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: The Lion House Studio, Newbridge-on-Wye, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales, UK, LD1 6LN. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1597 860127
Mobile: +44 (0) 7986-695 248
Email:
Web-site: www.alexallpress.co.uk
Availability: By Appointment, Monday - Friday 10.00am -5.00pm, Saturday/Sunday 1.00pm-7.00pm Wednesday late nights - till 9.00pm. If unavailable please call and leave a message and I will get back to you ASAP.
Sales Rooms in London and Cambridge.

Last Updated: 2013-02-18

Current Work

Current Work

I make stoneware individual pieces for the home as well as exhibition. These include large scale sculptural vessels and delicate centre pieces for an eye capturing living room, or dining table. ( prices range 30 - 450)
I have also branched out into a beautiful selected homeware range in 4 natural colours, specialising in platters and bowls. (prices range between 10 - 200)

By commission I have designed some large and smaller scale garden vessels which fit perfectly into the surrounding nature. (price on application)

Work generally available from:

Online and Gallery Sales:
The Red Door Gallery, London 10 Turnpin Lane, Greenwich, London, SE10
The Ceramics Boutique, 1 Zenoria Street, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8HP

Online Sales Only:
Phillips and Evans, the online gallery specialising in original prints and functional ceramics.

Gallery Sales Only:
The Cottage Gallery, The Borough, Wedmore, Somerset, BS28 4EG
The Green Tree Gallery, Millbrook Building, Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP
The Dadbrook Gallery, Buckingahamshire: by appointment.

Other Information:
Workshops and beginners lessons are available - Phone the Studio: 07986 695 248

Awards: Speacial Featured Ceramic Artist: one of only 2 ceramicists in the 500.
Courvoisier The Future 500 unites 500 professionals handpicked from a myriad of sectors who have demonstrated motivation and passion for perfection and are tipped to be future leaders in their fields.
Sponsored By The Observer. 

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Ludlow Castle : LUDLOW FOOD FESTIVAL - Alex Allpress
September 12, 2014 to September 14, 2014

Chelsea Old Town Hall : Handmade in Britain 14
November 14, 2014 to November 16, 2014

Lion House, The : Newbridge on Wye Pottery Festival 2014 Take 2
November 29, 2014 to November 30, 2014

Courses Available

Courses Available

Technical

Technical

The process starts with throwing the pot on the wheel to shape I desire. When the pot is nearly dry I will brush on the oxides, roughly, so to have varying thickness. A mixture of either black iron oxide and red iron oxide, or black iron oxide and copper carbonate, giving either a brown/black colour or green/black colour respectively.

The pots are then bisque fired to a temperature of 1000 degrees centigrade. The next process is to glaze them with a white glaze. I've tried many different white glazes to reach the one I use today. I needed one, which reacted and worked with the oxides underneath during the final firing.

To glaze the pots, I simple pour the glaze over, so to get different thicknesses of glaze, and so with the varying thicknesses of oxide and glaze the result should be a variation of colour and texture.

The final firing is taken to 1260 degrees centigrade.

History

History

Born September 20th 1976

Education
1996-1999 Camberwell College of Arts, Bachelor of Honours in Ceramics
1995-1996 Camberwell College of Arts Foundation Diploma in Fine Art

Member: South Wales Potters Association 

 

Press and Publicity

Press and Publicity

'The Magazine' - Cambridge Evening News: Homes and Gardens Article by Sue Elliot March 5th 2005

Galleries and Shops

Galleries and Shops

Art At The Park 2005 at Croxton Park, Thetford - June 18-23
Dadbrook Gallery Cuddington Buckinghamshire - June/July 2005. Visit: www.dadbrookgallery.co.uk
Icon Gallery Windsor 20th July - 25th August 2005.
Clifton's Gallery, Marylebone, London Summer/Autumn 2005
The Ruiz Gallery, 97d High Street, Somersham, Cambridgeshire - Jan/Feb 2005.

Exhibitions and Craft Fairs

Exhibitions and Craft Fairs

Dadbrook Gallery Winter Show 2008, Bucks December - Jan 2008
Dec Babylon Gallery, Ely - Sat 17 Nov Sun 30
Selling Show Ely Open: Festive Spirit
Grace Barrand Design Centre, Nutfield, Surrey, UK - December 2007
Brighton Craft Show, Sussex - Nov 23rd-25th
Bucks Craft Show: The Long Barn, Latimer - 2-3rd Nov 2007
Rare, Artworks-MK, Milton Keynes - November 2007
Hicks Gallery, Wimbledon, London - September 2007

Potfest in the Pens - August 5/7 2005 Art At The Park 2005 at Croxton Park, Thetford - June 18-23 2005 New Designers :The Future of Design, Exhibition at The business Design Centre

52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 - July 1999 Show Up. Show Off Camberwell College of Art, Peckham Road, London - June 1999


Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Thrown
Landscape
Handbuilt
Teabowls
Sculptural
Kitchen & Tableware
Garden