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Contact Details

Studio: Islington, London, England, .
Telephone: +44 (0)7855232693
Mobile: 07855232693
Email:
Web-site: www.joshredman.co.uk
Availability: Please contact by phone or email.
Joined on: 2010-06-18
Last Updated: 2012-08-25

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

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

Current Work and Availability

Note: Josh Redman is on hiatus from ceramics, having moved solely to photography for the foreseeable future. Josh trained for 2.5 years in traditional wheel-thrown pottery before taking a degree at UWIC, Cardiff, gaining a First. He then spent 2 years at Wobage Workshops.

Josh is now living and working in London as a photographer. His personal photography can be seen at www.joshredman.co.uk. Examples of commissions such as event, product or portrait available on request.

Other Information:
Available for lectures and demonstrations and writing articles etc.

Technical Information

Technical Information

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.

Career Background

Career Background

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.

Work Styles

Work Styles

Porcelain
Thrown
Handbuilt
Salt
Teabowls
Sculptural
Kitchen & Tableware
Figurative
Wood
Reduction
Gas