Bridget’s first workshop was established in South West Scotland in 1977. She moved to Herefordshire in 1994 where she now has a studio at home. She has had no formal training.
An interest in oriental ceramics led her to develop her own style, and from then on she has worked exclusively in porcelain taking her inspiration from Eastern ceramics.
She makes a speciality of teapots, incorporating silver and wood in the detailed fittings. Other shapes include large vases, jugs, bottles and bowls. She researches and makes her own glazes based on traditional Chinese glazes.
Inspiration is drawn from ongoing study of examples of decorative arts from other cultures in museums and art galleries, and when possible by travelling. Bridget’s work is represented in both private and public collections at home and abroad.
Bridget has exhibited in Mashiko in 2006, Tokyo in 2005 and 2007, the World Ceramic Exposition in Korea in 2001 and at the Mashiko International Pottery Contest in 2000.
Open Studio - Bridget Drakeford : hArt-Hereford Art Week - Ceramics
September 06, 2014 to September 14, 2014
I work exclusively in porcelain making thrown vessels which are classical in form. I use reduction firings to produce both copper reds and celadons but also use an electric kiln for some glazes. I like to introduce other materials, making use of wood and silver for handles of teapots, jars and dishes.