View Image Gallery Jitka Palmer(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)117 9243473 Email: Web: www.jitkapalmer.co.uk
My work is figurative, narrative and expressive, inspired by stories and themes.
Coiled earthenware vessels
For my coiled and pinched vessels I use red earthenware VR Valentine Red and white earthenware clay Potclays White 1141.
I mix my own slips, using commercial stains and oxides and clear brush on glaze Potterycrafts P0009
Firing temperature 1030C
For my functional work I use H.F. Porcelain, porcelain slips and clear porcelain glaze (Carina Ciscato's recipe),
Firing temperature is 1230.
Porcelain masks are assembled from thrown strips of porcelain.
My modelled sculptural work and tiles are made from Craft Crank Clay 1114
I use an electric kiln.
History and Memberships
1959 Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
2010 Christmas Exhibition, Bevere Gallery, Worcester
Awards, Grants, Work experience:
Work experience in Moravian Country Pottery (1978-82)
Crafts Council Setting Up Grant (1990)
Grant for Anatomy and Morphology for Artist with Dr Vladimir Novotny (1997)
Marketing Bursary from South West Arts as a first time exhibitor at Chelsea Craft Fair (1999)
South West Arts and Crafts Award (1999)
South West Arts and Crafts Award (2002)
Work experience in construction of traditional tiled stove (2002)City of Bath College Stonemasonry Achievement Award (2010)
1993 -Tin-glazed Earthenware – Daphne Carnegy, published by A & C Black
2001 - Ceramic Review XI/XII 2001 KatyBevan
2002 - Crafts – IX/X 2002 Emma Maiden
2002 – Life Class – TV Programme for HTV by Wildfire Productions, Bristol
2004 - Crafts – IV/V 2004 “Stuff of Life” Profile article by Emma Maiden
2004 – Ceramics Monthly XI 2004 “Narrative Vessels” , James Weaver
Collections and commissions:
Musee National de Ceramique, Paris.
Large Wall plate for Gasworks Choir
Signpost for Colston’s Primary School, Bristol, (with Colin Williams)
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: 3 Florence Park, Bristol, Avon, England, BS6 7LS.
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Telephone: +44 (0)117 9243473
Availability: Visitors welcome, please phone first
Other information: I like working to commission.
I can give workshops/demonstrations in slip painting.
Joined on: 2009-11-14
Last Updated: 2013-02-11