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: 2013-01-09

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

I have been designing and making ceramics for 30 years and have used many different techniques and materials during that time. I am currently working with a transparent porcelain and also a specially prepared black porcelain. My pieces are either thrown and turned or slabbed. They are then fired to 1260C with subsequent lustre firings at lower temperature. Each piece is individually designed and made.

I studied studio ceramics from 1981 to 84 before spending some time working as a designer in the ceramic industry including wedgwood. This gave me a broader appreciation of ceramics and techniques, notably the Royal Doulton art-ware of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Also, the work of Ruskin, Bernard Moore and Pilkingtons Royal Lancastrian. I also became interested in the work of french potters such as Auguste De la Herche and Clement Massier. 

My work is also influenced by 20th century artists, particularly Kandinsky, Malevich, Mondrian, Nicholson, Brancusi and Rodchenko. 

I am, however, also inspired by personal experiences and whilst all of these influences inform my work, I do not consciously try to incorporate them. Instead, they become absorbed and combined with a lifetime of experiences, they form the seed of a new idea.

I love things which are interesting, varied, challenging and beautiful.  Personally, I don’t respond to uniformity and minimalism as I find it boring and lacking in stimulation. I find the combination of human judgement and technique exciting and rewarding. So, I aim to achieve layers of interest in my work through the use of colour, texture and form. 

My work constantly evolves. I am always willing to take the risks which I feel are necessary for growth and change and am happy to bear the consequences.

 

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Argilla Italia : Argilla Italia 2014
September 05, 2014 to September 07, 2014

Geffrye Museum, The : Ceramics in the City 2014
September 18, 2014 to September 21, 2014

Art in Clay - Farnham : Art in Clay at Farnham 2014
November 15, 2014 to November 16, 2014

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