View Image Gallery Richard Baxter(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1702 470490 Email: Web: www.richardbaxter.com
I am primarily a thrower working in porcelain. I make finely thrown bowls and bottles and have developed a repertoire of beautiful glazes to enhance the forms, usually in conjunction with gold/bronze banding. Sometimes rims are cut to give intriguing openings allowing the inner as well as the outer form to be seen at the same time.
Finely thrown porcelain bowls and bottles. Domesticware in terracotta with 2 finishes- a cool blue, and partially glazed honey with black and white striped slip areas.
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I fire in an electric kiln to around 1220 Celcius, and use a variety of glazes I have developed and tested for their beautiful and interesting effects and colours. I have bright turquoises, white with bright blue halos, strange mauvy-pinks etc.
Graduated from Loughborough College of Art & Design with First Honours in Ceramics in 1981. Awarded Crafts Council Setting-Up Grant. I have been a professional potter ever since, selling widely in UK and abroad via my website www.richardbaxter.com . I regularly get invited to go out to teach in schools, colleges and for community groups (eg mental health centre, hospice).
2006 Victoria and Albert Museum, AV guide to Leonardo da Vinci exhibition ceramic percussion instruments
Bonhams Contemporary Ceramics and Design 1999
Small to large private commissions are constantly being fulfilled as variants on items in regular production.
Colour In Glazes, Linda Bloomfield. ISBN 9781408131213
Community Art Project
St Bernard’s High School and Arts College 2006 4 day workshops
Coastal Ways -Meridian TV 28th Aug 2003 80 pots shown
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Old Leigh Studios, 61 High St, Old Town, Leigh on Sea, Essex, UK, SS9 2EP.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1702 470490
Availability: By the waterside at Leigh on Sea, 5 mins walk east from Leigh Railway Station. (London, Tilbury & Southend line from London Fenchurch Street).
Joined on: 2007-09-25
Last Updated: 2012-02-13
Events featuring this potter
Chelmsford Museum : Essex Studio Potters