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surfing with helen bates - west england and wales, various locations

updated tue 4 jan 05


Helen Bates on mon 3 jan 05

Surfing with Helen Bates - West England and Wales, various locations
around the USA - January 3rd., 2005

Happy New Year to readers of Clayart... Here are a few places I have
visited online in recent weeks...

Tony and Barbara White (Tony White Ceramics) (Wales, UK)
Hand-built Raku fired studio pottery specializing in animal and bird
figures, platters, and extruded forms.

Peters Barn Gallery (Midhurst, West Sussex, England, UK)

Concentration of ceramic artist's works: by Mo Jupp, Ian Gregory,
Walter Keeler, Nicholas Lees, Neil French, Christy Keeney, Annabell
Munn, Helen Felcey, Jacqueline Yu-fan Li, Alex Watts, Herman Muys,
Alison Lockhead.
(The Gallery will from now on open for 4 weeks from Mid-May to

Mo Jupp University of West England, Bath, Somerset, England, UK)

(From 150 years of art at U. West England, Bath.) Biographical notes
on Mo Jupp, a very well-known and long-established ceramic sculptor.
There are zoomable images of a few of Jupp's pieces, and for those with
an interest in British ceramic education, there are four "mp3" links to
interviews with the artist. (These files may be best loaded directly
into an audio-visual software program by copying the url into the web
location input box for the software. I tried clicking directly on the
url in Netscape 7 and got a page full of code. Other browsers may
behave differently.)

Claire Weissberg (Claireware) (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Weissberg makes hand-thrown, carved, cone 6-fired tableware that she
calls "Urban Folk Pottery." Good forms with a strong decorative

William Melstrom (Spiral Studio) (Austin, TX, USA)

You can see not only lots of Crystalline Glazed functional ware but
educational pages on the process and the pitfalls of crystalline
glazing, as seen by the potter.

Ronalee Hermann and Alfred Stolken (Crystal Pots) (Santa Barbara, CA,
and Orcas Island, WA, USA)

Delicate carved and scalloped crystalline glazed vases by this couple
who use a more traditional way of handling runny crystalline glazes.

Owatonna Arts Center (Owatonna, MN, USA)

This Minnesota Arts Center has put up a page of recently-acquired
ceramicis in the Center's gallery collection. One of the artists is
Laura McCaul, whose web site you will find below.

Laura and Jim McCaul (Webster, WI, USA)
The McCauls live and work in North-Western Wisconsin. Laura makes
carved and built up tiles and other pieces of terracotta clay whose
designs are painted with terra sigillata, bisqued and smoked-fired.
She also makes glazed stoneware work that is suitable for the cold
northern US winters. Her husband Jim makes furniture designed to
accommodate Laura's tile pieces.



Helen Bates

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