Artists

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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Jillian Echlin

Freelance Studio Pottery Consultancy. Areas of specialist interest: Iranian contemporary ceramics Social history of ceramics Ceramics education & methodologies Craft culture & communities Profile: Jillian has a thorough grounding in both practical skills and processes as well as theoretical approaches. After graduating with a BFA in Studio Art, she was drawn to the creative energy…

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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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Julia Davis-Nosko

Artist and Writer. Areas of specialist interest: Ceramics, specifically working in greenware and with natural dyes. Integrates textiles and clay words to create powerful synergies questioning how we form narratives.  There are several strands to my practice; the first is an idea developed through collaborative exploration with a group of other artists participating in DIY…

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June Raby (Dr)

Independent artist/writer. Areas of specialist interest: Cultural/ social/ ritual philosophy of making in clay. Education and importance of using our hands. The intelligence and thought generated through making. Technical skill – especially hand building. International connections through ceramics. Integrated relationships of skill, research and creativity. Encouraging connections between disciplines. Profile: 1st class Honours in 3D…

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Kimberley Chandler

Freelance Researcher: Lucie Rie Buttons. Areas of specialist interest: Lucie Rie’s button making during the 1940s and 1950s, as well as her connections with Fritz Lampl at Bimini, Orplid, and with various fashion designers including: Issey Miyake, Norman Hartnell, and Edward Molyneux. Profile: Kimberley Chandler is a London-based researcher, writer, and editor. She studied for…

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Lars Tharp

Independent broadcaster, lecturer and ceramics/art market consultant. Areas of specialist interest: Ceramic History, Europe-Asia trade. Chinese Ceramics. 2014-current:  Member of CoCA steering committee. 2005-6: guest curator of a trio of YMT exhibitions celebrating ceramics. Profile: BA Hons Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge (1976). Ceramics specialist, cataloguer and auctioneer at Sothebys, London (1977-1993). British and…

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Marijke Varrall-Jones

Specialist art consultant in modern and contemporary ceramics and Founding Director of Maak Contemporary Ceramics Areas of specialist interest: Marijke is a recognised specialist in the field of Contemporary Ceramics with over 20 years working in the auction and fine art industry. Founding Director of Maak Contemporary Ceramics, the leading auction house and art consultancy…

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Michael White

Professor of History of Art Areas of specialist interest: Modern art Architecture and design, primarily the European avant-gardes of the early twentieth century, such as the Bauhaus, Dada, Constructivism, abstract art. Profile: I have been researching and teaching the history of modern art for more than twenty-five years, during which time I have published a…

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