View Image Gallery Nicola Richards(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1926 833304 Email: Web: www.nicolarichardsceramics.co.uk
Nicola’s present work is individually hand-built using coiling and slabbing to create pots, bowls or pebble shaped forms. Decoration and pattern are produced by a variety of smoke-firing techniques.
Work Currently available from:
The Gallery Upstairs, Torquil Pottery, 81 High Street, Henley-in Arden, Warwickshire, B95 5AT Tel: 01564 792174 www.thegalleryupstairstorquil.co.uk
Tulips Gallery - 10a Broad Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset. 01297 445544
I am available for lectures and workshops.
Nicola’s work is hand-built from white stoneware clay and decorated using coloured slips and body stains. The pieces are then burnished by rubbing with the back of a spoon and a piece of ‘fools’ gold to obtain a soft sheen. The work is initially fired to 950 degrees centigrade in an electric kiln. The final pattern is created by using a variety of resist techniques such as wax, tape or slip, and fired in sawdust in a metal vessel outside. The smoke from these firings impregnates the exposed clay body and creates the final surface design. The pieces are then polished with beeswax, which enhances the burnished surface.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: 28 Acacia Road, Milverton , Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK, CV32 6EF.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1926 833304
Availability: Visitors welcome. Please telephone first to arrange.
Joined on: 2007-07-10
Last Updated: 2011-06-14