Category Archives: scraffito

Recent Firing of Philip Leach pottery….

I’ve just fired the jugs I made for A New England Cargo but was unable to put them in the Bideford Kiln because so many other pots arrived .  The forms of the squat jug  without a pouring lip comes straight from New England I think and I took the decoration too. A sturdy form. The poringers with over-fired handles I like because they are great in the hand. There is a natural scooping action which I imagine they were used for.
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Pots, Fish’n’Ships

NEC ND Festival of Pots copyright  smallcurator April 2013

Pots, Fish’n’Ships is an exhibition at The Burton Art Gallery and Museum in Bideford, North Devon, UK, opening 22nd February.

The lovely folks at The Burton have kindly agreed to partner smallcurator-all are hard at work to produce a fabulous display of contemporary and historic material:

We are drawing connections between contemporary North Devon potters’ output and the heyday of sgraffito decorated and plain wares, when North Devon pottery reached across the world. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Bideford was at the centre of this trade.

Many of the contemporary pots on display here will be taken from the 200-odd pieces fired in The Kiln in the Park, in Victoria Park, just outside the Museum, in Bideford. When dozen contemporary local, national and European potters met and fired the kiln in the traditional way, using wood, over three days last September, a fantastic range of North Devon inspired pots resulted. This exhibition-Pots, Fish’n’Ships-is the final piece of this project funded by The Arts Council, to show North Devon pottery is both part of a historical continuum and a lively contemporary art.

The exhibition will be presented as quirky visual essays around themes taken from the contemporary pottery to blur boundaries between past and present.

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In the making-The Grayson Perry Pot

Grayson by Michelle Erickson.

Bideford ME Jug Bottom (1 of 1)(1) Bideford ME Jug Top (1 of 1)Bideford ME Big Jug Assembly (8 of 13)(1) Bideford ME Big Jug Handle (3 of 5)(1)Bideford ME Carving Jug (1 of 1) Bideford ME GP Jug Overall (1 of 1)(1)Bideford ME GP Jug 1 (1 of 1) Bideford Grayson Perry Jug (6 of 7) Bideford ME GP Jug (1 of 1) Bideford Grayson Perry Jug face (1 of 1) Bideford Grayson Perry Jug (3 of 7)

photos copyright Robert Hunter

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Signed with love from A Cargo of Pots

IMG_0649manred IMG_0647manred Bideford ME Cargo (1 of 1) Roger Cole signing the Cago pottery Wednesday 18th September 2013. Photos copyright Peter Stringer and Robert Hunter.

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Glazing over

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A Cargo of Pots waiting for the kiln Wednesday 18th September 2013

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Kiln loading at The kiln in the Park Bideford-September 2013-photos by Peter Stringer

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