Home of unique, hand made ceramics and glass
My love affair with clay started when I enrolled in an adult pottery class. I wanted to know everything and soon outgrew the class. What followed was Bournville College of art - first City & Guilds in Ceramics and next, an art foundation which lead to my dream course at Wolverhampton University studying BA (Hons) in Three Dimensional Design Ceramics with Glass. It was such an amazing opportunity.
I like the rawness of clay, the malleability – then once fired, it is a material which can last 1000’s of years. A small fragment can reveal much about the potter. Each mark is remembered by the clay and once fired, is there forever.
My work is mainly sculptural rather than functional. I use earthen ware clays, stoneware clay, paper clay – with some glazing, the work reflecting the paradox of fragility with strength.
Certificate of Ceramic Art - Creation & Therapy 2012/13
Certificate of Sculpture - Designing Clay 2012/13
Craftline Award of Excellence 1996
BA (Hons) June 1996 Wolverhampton
Art & Foundation June 1993
City & Guilds - July 1992
Ceramics Technical No 13
Working with Paper clay and other Additives by Ann Lightwood
Raku Investigations into Fire by David Jones
RBSA Prize Exhibition 2016
Christian Artists Seminar - KSI Bad Honnef, Germany 2013
Christian Artists Seminar - KSI Bad Honnef, Germany 2012
Christian Artists Seminar - KSI Bad Honnef, Germany 2011
RBSA Prize Exhibition 2003
Paper Clay Plus 2000 Crawford Arts Centre St Andrews (toured various locations in Scotland)
RBSA Prize Exhibition 1998
300 Tonnes of Clay at Wolverhampton Museum & Art Gallery 1997
RBSA Prize Exhibition 1997
Hatfield - The National Pottery & Ceramics Festival 1996