View Image Gallery Items for SaleJohn 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. I would say that on average fifty percent of my annual production take the form of plates or square pressed dishes, these I would like to think will be hung on a wall or displayed on a suitable stand. 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. My preference generally falls into two categories, which I like to think of, as inner and outer. The inner being more contemplative, which might include Gregorian chants, Indian music and the timelessness of the Shakuhachi from Japan. The outer would cover anything from modern jazz to opera.
see the video of John's work: http://vimeo.com/20118228
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 and brushes. He
particularly enjoys the personal contact to be found in
lecture/demonstrations and has featured in over fifty workshops given
in the UK and overseas since the 1970's. He is a Fellow of the Craft
Potters Association of GB.
Clay: White earthenware
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
More Recent Exhibitions, Lectures, Demonstrations and Semin
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
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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: 2012-06-08
Events featuring this potter
Porthminster Gallery : Eight Sides of a Teabowl
Gallery Upstairs, The : Summer exhibition - mixed with ceramics