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Contact Details

Studio: John Kershaw Studio Pottery, 47 Oakthwaite Road, Windermere, Cumbria, UK, LA23 2BD. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44(0)1539443888
Email:
Web-site: www.kershawpottery.com
Availability: By appointment - please telephone.
Joined on: 2007-08-30
Last Updated: 2011-10-12

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

I have a taste for and interest in ancient and primitive pottery where the means of production were often direct and simple. Ancient artifacts are disconnected from their time and immediate function which gives them great peacefulness and I am attracted to that quality.

Current Work Availability:
Boothhouse Gallery, Holmfirth
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle on Tyne
Bluecoats Display Chambers, Liverpool
Rheged, Penrith
Studio 10 1/2, Hull
Felstead Studio, Essex
Larks Gallery, Balleter

Current Work

Current Work

My work is mostly wheel thrown and fired up to 1270C in an oxidised electric kiln. I also make some porcelain and raku. I mainly make decorative vessels, dishes and lampbases. I have a small range of functional ware for selling in my showroom only.

Technical Information

Technical Information

I use a well grogged stoneware body. For much of my work I apply powdered ball clay to the pot as it is moving on the wheel, building up a white firing surface that will open up as the pot is dried and fired. I use copper barium matt glaze on much of my work, with a variety of coloured glazes for brush decoration.

Background History

Background History

Degree in Civil Engineering-Manchester University 1961-1964.
Teacher 1965-1968.
Trained at Manchester College of Art 1968-1971.
Degree in 3D Design, specialising in Ceramics.
Set up Workshop and Showroom in Windermere 1972
Member of Northern Potters Association.
Professional Member of the Craft Potters Association.

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

I regularly exhibit at a small number of ceramic fairs each year, including: Potfest in the Park, held at Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, each July, Art in Clay, Hatfield North London, each August and Art in Clay, Farnham, Surrey in November

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Raku
Vases & Bowls
Sculptural
Kitchen & Tableware