Artists

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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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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Nicole Portlock

Ceramic Artist. Area of specialist interest: Smoke fired ceramics and smoke firing methods. Profile: I have a B.A. in Design Ceramics from Limerick School of Art and Design and an M.A. in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Limerick. I have been smoke firing and researching the process since I graduated…

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Paul Bailey

Editor of Emerging Potters magazine, reviewer and feature writer for Ceramics: Art & Perception. Areas of specialist interest: Publications and Publicity. Profile: Considerable experience as Head of Public Relations at a regional and national level. Represents the Aylesford Pottery in Kent in all publicity. Produces the online magazine Emerging Potters. Skills: Publisher Feature writer Photographer…

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Peter J David ACR

Freelance Ceramics Conservator. Area of specialist interest: Conservation and restoration of ceramics, glass and related materials West Dean/ BADA Diploma Conservation and Restoration of Antique Ceramics, Porcelains and related materials (1981) Accredited member of the Institute of Conservation Collections Care Condition Surveys Development of conservation programmes. Profile: Established in 1982. During the last 34+ years…

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Rachel Conroy

Curator – Temple Newsam. Areas of specialist interest: Curation Museums British studio pottery Contemporary craft Installation Profile: I have worked as a curator specializing in decorative art since 2004. During my career I have had the opportunity to work on numerous exhibitions, acquisitions and commissions of contemporary ceramics. This included assisting Andrew Renton with exhibitions…

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Richard Baxter

Full time ceramics maker and part-time occasional visiting curator. Areas of specialist interest: Ceramic musical instruments Story of British Studio Pottery Glaze colour Researched Sam Haile in depth Profile: I am 57, and have been a full time studio potter since graduating in 1981 from Loughborough with a BA in 3D Design-Ceramics. I have made…

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