View Image Gallery Josh Redman(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1989780495 Email: Web: www.joshredman.co.uk
Although I have a perfectionist streak, it's a strange kind of perfection that I am after. I will often discard pots because they have come out of the kiln, or off of the potter's wheel, as I expected them to. If there is no surprise, there is no need for them. I also discard pots because if they are a surprise but the 'wrong' kind of surprise. So what am I hoping for? I cannot begin to explain here.. it's my preoccupation to explain visually, and although literature is a superb discipline, I am not disciplined enough to get to the heart of the matter with words quite yet.
I work across a variety of disciplines, but I mostly use ceramics. I produce functional pots, sculpture, installation, photography and writing.
If you see a strange word on the bottom of my pot, it is because I have started a project that will not finish for some time, if I ever live long enough to finish at all. I am writing every word in the dictionary on the bottom of my pots. Without discretion, I will be going from A right through to Z.
Current Work and Availability
Note: Josh tells me he is winding down his ceramics and moving to photography back in London shortly, so the current shows will probably be the last for a while, anyway...Large range of firing and glaze treatments with porcelain and stoneware, as well as multiple cold surfacing techniques (acrylic, oil paints etc).
I use an extremely wide variety of techniques, often finding success with certain techniques but not repeating them, in favour of new surprises. I mostly use porcelain and stoneware, often multiple fired, often using earthenware and stoneware glazes on the same piece. I also use papier mache, oil paints, photography and other materials.
I was apprenticed for two and a half years by Jeremy Sharp for a garden centre, making standard wares for the garden, kitchen and table. I then went to UWIC (Cardiff) University and got a First, making mostly experimental sculpture and installation. I am now working at Wobage Workshops making my own kind of art/pottery.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Wobage Workshops, Upton Bishop, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England, HR9 7QP.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1989780495
Availability: Thurday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Extensions of opening hours apply to special shows etc, please call just in case.
Joined on: 2010-06-18
Last Updated: 2012-08-25