Tony LaverickImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Ridgway House, Leek Road , Longsdon, Staffordshire, UK, ST9 9QF. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44(0)1538 386050
Email:
Web-site: www.tonylaverick.co.uk
Availability: Strictly by Arrangement.
Joined on: 2007-10-05
Last Updated: 2015-03-02

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

From one firing to another, it is possible to detect the constant metamorphosis of my work. I am constantly expanding my own limits, pushing boundaries and taking risks that are necessary for growth. I have not succumbed to a production workshop mentality where exact repetition is the dominant factor.

It is the willingness to take risks and bear the consequences that distinguishes the artist from the craftsman.

I love things which are interesting, varied, engaging and beautiful. I personally don’t respond to everything being uniform and minimal because it bores me.

I strive to create spacial drama in my work- an intricate composition of colour, shape, texture and form which the viewer feels compelled to touch, hold and rotate revealing complex relationships. I hope that my work has an effect on people which is more akin to a feeling and cannot always be put into words.

In my work, I have always been willing to take risks and push boundaries. Not being afraid to fail allows the “glass ceiling” on achievement to be broken.
I apply this principle to other aspects of my work and life too. I am happy to embark on a long journey across Europe or to America to take part in an event that I have never been to before. My view is that I will always return richer than when I left whether that be financially or in terms of knowledge. There is always something to be gained from such ventures such as inspiration, information or new friendships.

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Current Work

Current Work

Vitrified translucent porcelain, mostly thrown and turned with lower temperature glazed inclusions. Multiple firings at between 1280 and 780 in an electric kiln.

Current Work Avaliable from:
Beaux Arts, Bath
Primavera Gallery, Cambridge
Pyramid Gallery, York
Albemarle Gallery, London
L’Attitude Gallery, Boston. USA
Galerie Du Don, Montsalvy, France
Terra Viva, St Quentin la Poterie, France
St Josephs Galerie, Leeuwarden, Holland
New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives Cornwall

You can also see Tony's work on his Facebook page 

 

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

2012 
Galerie Terra Viva, St Quentin la Poterie, France - Solo Exhibition
Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London - “Decorated” Exhibition
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
Festival de Ceramique, Paris 11
Tout Feu, Tout Flamme, St Leu la Foret, Paris 
Art in Clay, Hatfield House
Art in Action, Waterperry House
Earth and Fire, Rufford Country Park
Potfest in the Park, Cumbria

2011
Galerie Rosenhauer, Gottingen, Germany - Solo Exhibition
Ceramic Art London 
Argilla Aubagne International Ceramic Festival, France
Le Tupiniers, Lyon, france
Keramisto, Millsbeek, Holland 
Fulham Palace Art Fair, London
Windsor Contemporary Art Fair 
Origin, The London Craft Fair 
Art in Action 
Art in Clay 
Potfest in the Park 
Earth and Fire 
Arts du Feu, Rennes, France 
Gallery St Ives, Tokyo, Japan - Chawan Exhibition 
Octagon Pottery, Whichford
Oxford Ceramics Fair 
2010
Bonhams Contemporary Ceramics Auction 
Argilla Italia, Faenza, Italy  Roundhouse Gallery, Derby
Le Tupiniers, Lyon, France 
Broadway Modern Gallery, Broadway Worcestershire - Spring Exhibition Marine House Gallery, Beer, Devon
Gallery Don, Montsalvy, France - “Lustre” Exhibition
Art in Clay
Art in Action
Potfest in the Park
Earth and Fire
Salon des Artisans, Toulouse Expo, France
2004-2010
Salon de Ceramique, Paris 14, France
Galerie Le Lavoir, Paris, France  “Un Bol, Des Bols” Exhibition
Roundhouse Gallery, Foston, Derbyshire Bakers Dozen Exhibition
Galerie Sassi-Milici, Vallauris, France  - Solo Exhibition
Zelli Porcelain Awards, London Member of Judging Panel
Galerie Terra Viva, St Quentin la Poterie “Bols de Reve” Exhibition
Bonhams Contemporary ceramic Auction, Leach Pottery, St Ives
De Tiendschuur Tegelen Ceramic Museum, Holland “Goldfever! Exhibition
Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath - Solo Exhibition
St Josephs Galerie, Leeuwarden, Holland Summer Exhibition
Wohnen und Kunst Galerie, Berlin, Germany Glanz und Gloria Exhibition
Terre et Terres Touring Exhibition, France

Publications and Collections

Publications and Collections

Recent Publications:

Ceramic Review Article Issue 205
La Revue de Ceramique et Verre Issue 139
The Basics of Throwing Dave Cohen (A&C Black)
“Lustre” Greg Daly (A&C Black)

Collections:
City of Stoke on Trent Museum
Gmunden Museum, Austria
Museum Internationale de Ceramique
Faenza, Italy
Maison de la Ceramique Samedet, France
Adolph Egner Private Collection

Work Styles

Work Styles

Porcelain
Thrown
Vases & Bowls
Teabowls
Sculptural