View Image Gallery Andy Titcomb(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1208 841340 Email: Web: www.andytitcomb.com
Current Work and Availability
Handmade Raku fired one off pieces and earthenware slipcast teapots.
Electric top loading kiln. biscuit firing 1060; glaze firing 1140; lustre firing 840;
Gas raku kiln firing to 1000
1974 - 1977... Exeter Art College BA (Hons) Fine Art Ceramics.
1978 - 1983... Worked with Paul Cardew and Sunshine Ceramics of Exmouth.
1983 - 1990... Set up own workshop in Devon. Work selected by the Design Centre, made slip cast fun teapots for the Tea Council and supplied shops all over the world including Japan, Italy, USA and France.
1990 - present day... Working in Cornwall where more recent work has consisted of small editions of slip cast teapots together with one off hand built and Raku fired pieces.
I worked with Paul Cardew in his first business Sunshine Ceramics from 1978 to 1983. After a number of years making and decorating all manner of funky ashtrays, punk mugs and Nat West piggy banks, I left to concentrate on my own work.
I made a range of brooches which were selected by the Design Centre in London. In 1983 with a converted pigsty as a workshop, I made my first teapot...a black and white harlequin. Encouraged by The Teahouse in Covent Garden London I made many more teapots.
In 1984 I moved to larger premises in Devon and began exporting to France, Germany, Italy and Japan as well as supplying many shops in the UK with a wide range of fun collectable teapots.
In 1990 I moved to North Cornwall in order to combine home and workplace and escape the rat race of Devon. In 1994 I was honoured to be presented to Prince Charles as part of Cornwall's "In Pursuit of Excellence" scheme.
I export a large percentage of my work to the U.S.A. and have been commissioned to make various complex salt and pepper sets for the Salt and Pepper Collectors Club of America.
More recent work has concentrated on handbuilt and Raku fired one off pieces and ceramic collage slipcast work with a recycle re-use theme.
1992 Novelty Teapots Edward Bramah
2004 Collecting Teapots
Recent Exhibition History
The Winter Gallery Polzeath Cornwall 2011
The Schoolhouse Gallery Cornwall 2011
Rock Institute Cornwall 2011
Crypt Gallery St Ives 2010
Port Isaac Cornwall 2010
Rock Institute Cornwall 2010
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Lavender Cottage, St. Mabyn, Bodmin, Cornwall, England, PL30 3BL.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1208 841340
Availability: Visitors welcome, Iím usually at home but email or telephone if you want to be sure.
Joined on: 2011-12-07
Last Updated: 2013-02-01