I make saltglazed stoneware and porcelain. My production is made up of
a small amount of domestic ware but I tend to concentrate on the
one-off piece based around the functional form.
Work generally available from:
I sell from the studio and from selected potters markets (see events listing for current year's programme).
I give regular lectures and demonstrations to potters groups and associations throughout Europe and further afield. I am available for similar kinds of workshops.
I once-fire all my pieces to 1320°C in a 1 cubic metre wood-fired kiln. The firing lasts 30 hours and includes 4 hours reduction and 2 hours salting. I use 5 slips, and 4 vitreous slips. All pots are slipped and decorated when dry.
Date of Birth:
11 August 1948 in Norwich, England. Married with 4 children.
Now - Living and Working in Locoal-Mendon, Nr Vannes, France.
1979 - 2007 Workshop in Avessac, France.
1972-79 Established first ceramics studio in Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.
1970-72 Harrow School of Art, England. Diploma in Studio Pottery.
1966-70 Bath Academy of Art, England. B.A. in Ceramics.
Music: Yes, I love it!
Sport: Still playing tennis!
2013 Visiting lecturer, Maison de la Ceramique, Dieulefit, France
2012 Master class La Céramique, Cordes-sur-ciel, France
2012 Demonstrator, Swalmen, NL
2012 Workshop with Justine Dewar, Les Arts du Feu, Rennes, France
2011 Master class Rhône-Alpes Potters’ Association, Roche, France
2009 Master class, Rhône-Alpes potters association.
2008 Demonstrator, International Ceramics Festival, Aberystwyth.
2007 Demonstrator, Symposium au Printemps des Potiers, Bandol, France.
2003 Woodfire and Salt, Wales
1985-95 Regular intensive Summer Courses given at the studio in France.
1993 Ceramics courses given at L'Ecole des Arts Plastiques, St Nazaire, France.
1992 Lecturing, Camberwell College of Arts, London.
1991 Lecturing, Harrow School of Art & Design.
1993 - Fletcher Challenge Exhibition, Auckland, New Zealand. Award of Merit and Bronze Medal for piece entitled `Saltglazed Teapot with Platter'.
2002 Publication of the book "STONEWARE" by Richard Dewar published by A&C Black.
2013 - Journeys in Clay, Cumbria, UK
2012 - Le Bel Utile Giroussens, France and Tegelen, NL
2011 - Theemas, Rotterdam, NL
2010 – The Salt Show, The Gallery at Bevere, Worcs
2009 - Mains et Merveilles, Kerguennec, France
2008 - Journées de la Céramique, Paris, France
2007 – Le grès au sel, Bandol, France
2004 - Totally Teabowl, The Oakwood Gallery, Edwinstowe, Notts, England;
2004 - Töpfermarkt in Diessen a. Ammersee, Germany;
2004 - Keramiek Markt, Swalmen, NL;
2004 - Earth & Fire, Rufford Country Park, Ollerton, Notts, England;
2004 - Journées de la Céramique, Saint Sulpice, Paris, France;
2004 - Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Hatfield, England;
2004 - Au Nord, Sept Artistes du Feu, Lille 2004, Tourcoing, France;
2004 - Coup de Bols, World Craft Council, Galerie Traces, Hastière, Belgium
2003 - 'Tea Total' Contemporary Ceramics, London, UK;
2003 - 'Stoneware' Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset, UK;
2003 - 'Céramistes à l'Abbaye', Le Château d'Olonne, France;
2003 - 'Zout, Zout, Zout' Tegelen, NL;
2003 - Exhibition and demonstration at Banko Ceramic Centre, Yokkaichi, Japan
2002 - Pottery Demo, Sedgley, West Midlands;
2002 - Demonstration, East Anglian Potters, Mundford, Suffolk;
2002 - Potters Markets in Gouda NL, and Krefeld, Germany;
2002 - Potters Fairs at Earth & Fire,Rufford,
2002 - Potfest in the Park, Art in Clay, Hatfield House, and
2002 - Keramisto, Milsbeek, Holland;
2002 - Delegate and demonstratorat Potters Symposium, Tel Hai College, Israel.
2001 - Exhibition 'Pichets' Le Lavoir, Clamart, France;
2001 - Exhibition `Bandol-LaBorne' Galerie Pierre, Paris;
2001 - 'Porcelaines Contemporaines' Galerie du Don, Montsalvy;
2001 - Biennale de la Ceramique, Abbaye aux Dames, Saintes;
2001 - 'The Two Richards' Museum of Ceramics, Tegelen, NL.
2000 - Exhibition Bandol, France; Printemps des Potiers 1984 - 2000;
2000 - 'Below the Salt' Portsmouth and Nottingham Museums;
2000 - Pottery Demo, International Pottery Festival, Hatfield House, U.K;
2000 - Gmunden, Austria. Exhibition of Large Planters. 2nd Prize;
2000 - Piece now in Gmunden Museum Collection of Ceramics;
2000 - Invited guest and delegate for Northern Potters Festival of Ceramics 2000 at the University of Lancashire, Preston, U.K;
2000 - Exhibition 'Use It' Rufford Ceramics Centre, Nottinghamshire, U.K.