Wayne ClarkImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: 6 Glyn Avenue, Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales, LL19 9NN. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1745 851695
Mobile: 0770 6169390
Email:
Web-site: www.waynewoodfired.co.uk
Availability: By appointment only
Joined on: 2009-03-14
Last Updated: 2011-11-29

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

I graduated from Harrow in 1995 with a degree in Workshop Ceramics. In 2000 I gained an MA in Applied Arts from the North Wales School of Art and Design in Wrexham. I am now based in Prestatyn, North Wales, where I have a small workshop and an Anagama wood-kiln down on the coast

I make work with the firing in mind, creating and making marks in the clay with the intention of catching the ash from the fire, which at sustained temperatures turns to glaze, thus pooling as it runs over the work

Working on large sculptural pieces gives me the opportunity to be more aggressive with my marks, sometimes ripping and piercing through the work. With smaller functional pieces I try to maintain the same aggressive impact in a more controlled manner.

Current Work

Current Work

Functional and sculptural woodfired stoneware.

Current Work Availability:
Gallery at Bevere Worcester, Worcestershire, UK
Oriel Hafod Caernarfon  North Wales

Technical Information

Technical Information

The work I produce varies from large sculptural pieces to smaller functional pieces. I work with a mixture of crank and other stoneware bodies with additives of Ruabon red clay and coarse sand. I use various ash and shino glazes as well as vitrious slips.

The first kiln I built was based on the design of a Sasukeni smokeless kiln which I fired for a number of years until recently when I built an Anagama kiln which is 3ft square and about 14ft long. This enables me to make much larger pieces and be more experimental with the packing of the kiln. This kiln is fired for duration up to around 50 hours and fired at least four times a year.

Career Background

Career Background

Education and Qualifications
2000 MA Contemporary Applied Arts North Wales school of Art and Design
1992 1995 BA (Hons) Workshop Ceramics University of Westminster (Harrow)
1989 1992 BTEC national Diploma, Design Crafts Wrexham College of Art
1988 -1989 BTEC First Diploma, Art Llandrillo Technical College

Employment History
2008 Present  Technical demonstrator in Fine and Applied Arts North Wales School of art and Design - Glyndwr University Wrexham
2002 2008 Sessional Demonstrator in Fine and Applied Arts North Wales School of Art and Design, NEWI
2000 2008 Technician in Fine and Applied Arts North Wales school of Art and Design, NEWI
2004 Teaching Night classes in Ceramics North Wales School of Art and design, NEWI
2001 Teaching Summer School in Ceramics North Wales School of Art and Design, NEWI
1997 Teaching Night Classes in Ceramics Llandrillo Technical college
1995 2000 Technician in applied Arts North Wales School of art and design, NEWI

Exhibitions and Events

Exhibitions and Events

2011 Helfa Gelf open studio
2011 National Eisteddfod of Wales
2011 Potfest in the park
2011 Nantwich arts festival
2011 Theatre Clwyd Mold

2010 Oriel Scala Prestatyn
2010 Oriel Hafod Caernarfon
2010 Helfa Gelf open studio
2010 Gallery at Bevere, mixed show
2010 Potfest in the Park
2010 Ceramics South East Aylesford Kent

2009 Potfest in the Park
2009 Venue Cymru North Wales

2008 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester
2008 Helfa Gelf Open Studio
2008 Pofest Shropshire, Shrewsbury
2008 ClayArt Wales

2007 Helfa Gelf exhibition, Royal Cambrian Gallery Conwy
2007 Helfa Gelf Open Studio
2007 Helfa Gelf Exhibition, Theatre Clwyd
2007 Potfest Shropshire, Shrewsbury
2007 Llangollen Gardening Show, Show garden (silver medal)
2007 Narrative Practitioner Exhibition, Newi Gallery 103

2005 Gallery case display, Wrexham Arts Centre
2005 Wrexham Open, Wrexham Arts Centre
2004 Wrexham Open, Wrexham Arts Centre
2001 Art in the Garden, Beatrice Royal Gallery
2000 MA Show, Blackthorn Gallery, Birkenhead
2000 Artec Exhibition, Royal Exchange Manchester
2000 Welsh Funding Council Cardiff

1999 Commission, Silver Birch Holiday Park
1999 Commission, Rotary Club Prestatyn
1998 Bersham Heritage Centre
1995 Publication, Ceramics at Art School, Ceramic Review, September issue
1995 British Studio Ceramics, Paul Rice Gallery, Ladbroke grove London
1995 Degree Show, Whitleys Bayswater, London

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Thrown
Shino
Ash
Vases & Bowls
Teapots
Teabowls
Sculptural
Kitchen & Tableware
Wood