View Image Gallery Rachel Wood(Full member)Tel: +44(0)1623 642425 Email: Web: www.rachelwoodceramics.co.uk
I love to explore the rhythm and movement of throwing clay on a wheel, excited by the freshness and spontaneity of the results. My personal intuitive touch is an integral part of my pots. This is evident by a wet hand on a soft form fresh off the wheel, through to an individual hand or fingerprint emphasised by the glaze. However, hand building features more predominantly than in the past, allowing for experiment and continuing exploration of form. Since working as assistant to Robin Welch and my residency at Rufford Craft Centre, I see an increased directness, urgency and confidence in the physical manipulation of the clay. My work is inspired by the landscape of Australia and local Derbyshire. I use stoneware clay, along with a variety of slips and glazes.
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I use stoneware clay, vanadium pentoxide slip, and barium carbonate glaze. They are fired in an electric kiln to 1220°C.
PGCE Adult & FE
December 07 - Visiting lecturer, Nottingham Trent University
August 2008 - Art In Clay, Hatfield, Herts
2008 Design Factory member
Websites & Publications
Nottinghamshire Living, November 2007, p.58-59
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: 7 West Workshops, The Harley Foundation, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, UK, S80 3LW.
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Telephone: +44(0)1623 642425
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Last Updated: 2012-03-22
Events featuring this potter
Rufford Craft Centre : Earth and Fire 2013 at Rufford
Ceramic Courses at Rufford run by Rachel Wood