Artists

Alex McErlain

Freelance Studio Pottery Consultancy. Areas of specialist interest: Studio pottery, history, theory and practice. Writing about potters and studio pottery. Academic HE examination and research supervision. Exhibition curation. Film making. Collaborative practice. Tableware, salt glazing, kiln building and wood firing. Profile: Trained as a production studio potter with Ray Finch at Winchcombe pottery. Senior Lecturer…

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Anthony Shaw

Founder trustee of The Anthony Shaw Collection. Area of special interest:  Mainly sculptural ceramics. Profile:  Collecting ceramics and other related art since 1973. Skills:  Knowledge of the artists in The Anthony Shaw collection.

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Ben Williams

Art Advisory Areas of specialist interest: Contemporary Ceramic Art Advisory service with particular expertise in Modern and Contemporary British, Japanese and American Studio ceramics. Authorised to sign off image reproduction rights for the estates of Hans Coper and Lucie Rie, authority in this field. Company offers curatorial services, valuations for a variety of purposes and…

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David Whiting

Art critic and curator. Areas of specialist interest: Studio ceramics. Contemporary art/ craft. Profile: Art critic and writer, many publications produced including books and exhibition catalogues, many focusing on 20th century ceramics. Past Arts Council awards selector. Selector for many group exhibitions. External examiner for ceramics to several leading university courses. Member of the International…

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Fiona Green

Collections Facilitator for Art. Areas of specialist interest: York Museums Trust’s collections of decorative art. Curating. Collecting. Displaying collections in domestic spaces. Handling collections. Wellbeing through contemporary ceramics. Profile: My background work is in historic ceramics, particularly Burmantofts and Leeds Creamware, and the display of these objects in domestic settings alongside other decorative arts. Since…

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Helen Brown

Independent curator/ museum consultant. Areas of specialist interest: British Studio ceramics Winchcombe pottery (Michael Cardew, Ray Finch and others who worked at the pottery) and other Gloucestershire/Wiltshire potteries (Taena, Prinknash, Crickade). Curated exhibitions including: – First retrospective of Winchcombe Pottery, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, 1998. – Michael Cardew, the Winchcombe Years, Court Barn, Chipping…

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Helen Walsh

Curator of ceramics. Areas of specialist interest: British studio ceramics of the 20th and 21st centuries. Collectors and collecting. York Museums Trust’s collections of British studio ceramics. WA Ismay. Dean Eric Milner-White. Curating British studio ceramics. Profile: I have a background in crafts and have worked in the museums sector since 2001. I’ve been the…

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Janet Barnes CBE

Consultant Areas of specialist interest: Public Galleries and Museums Profile: I am an experienced gallery and museum professional having worked in both the public and charity sectors for 39 years. Although I have worked in Sheffield, London and York I have always lived in Sheffield where I was born and educated. From 2002 to 2015…

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Jennifer Zwilling

Curator of Artistic Programs at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia. Areas of specialist interest: Contemporary American ceramics. Arts and Crafts movement in the US. The Clay Studio Collection. History of modern craft. WWII and The Craft movement in the US. Profile: Jennifer Zwilling is currently the Curator of Artistic Programs at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia.…

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John Rastall

Gallery Owner Areas of specialist interest: British and Japanese Studio Pottery and Ceramics Profile: I have been exhibiting and dealing in studio ceramics for over 20 years and since 1999 have run the Harlequin Gallery. Skills: Identification of studio ceramics Curating Lecturing and writing on the subject

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