View Image Gallery John Pollex(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1752 224902 Email: Web: www.johnpollex.co.uk
I regard my work to be of interest more for its visual properties than any functional ones. I consider myself as a painter of three-dimensional objects whereby the surface of a pot becomes the canvas. Music also plays an important part in the activity of painting a pot; it helps me to create an atmosphere that reflects my mood and feelings at the time.
see the video of John's work: http://vimeo.com/20118228
John Pollex has worked in all areas of slip-decoration since the early seventies. In the mid eighties he developed a range of highly coloured slips which he now applies to his work with a variety of sponges, brushes and plastic spatulas.
Clay: White earthenware
John Pollex studied at Sir John Cass in Whitechapel from 1966-68; he then went on to become Technician at Harrow College of Art during 1968-70. After Harrow he became assistant to both Bryan Newman and Colin Pearson until 1971. He moved to Plymouth in the autumn of 1971 and went on to establish his reputation based on work inspired by traditional English slipware.
More Recent Exhibitions, Lectures, Demo's and Seminars
1990:- "4 Legs Good, 2 Legs Bad" Simon Drew Gallery, Dartmouth; Solo
Exhibition, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey; Fletcher Open,
Auckland, New Zealand; Solo, Christchurch, New Zealand; Solo, Auckland,
New Zealand; "Pots Prints and Paintings", Opus 1, London; Showcase, CPA
London; Contemporary Ceramics, New St. Gallery, Plymouth
1990:- Scottish Potters Association, Inverness; Northern Potters, Manchester.
New Zealand Society of Potters Annual Symposium, Palmerston Nth, New
Zealand, followed by a series of two day workshops at Nelson, Dunedin,
Invercargill, Hamilton and Auckland
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Stowford House, 43, Seymour Ave., St. Judes, , Plymouth, Devon, UK, PL4 8RB.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1752 224902
Availability: By appointment only.
Last Updated: 2013-05-22
Events featuring this potter
Porthminster Gallery : Ceramics Showcase
Porthminster Gallery : Summer show with ceramic art