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Guest Potters

Throughout the year we invite or select guest ceramic artists to exhibit their work at our shop for a limited period of 1-2 months.

If you would like to be considered as a guest artist please contact our Manager at pottersbristol@gmail.com with your artist statement and a selection of images or fill out this online form...

Current Guest Potters

MARINA BAUGUIL NOVEMBER 2022

Marina Bauguil was raised in France, Africa and England, and she now resides in Manchester.

Her passion for clay started at Falmouth School of Art and Design where she completed a Fine Art degree, majoring in Sculpture before studying Ceramics for two years, graduating in 1992.

Inspired by a range of cultural sources, her work explores her relationship with and reverence for the world of nature. She believes that human beings need a strong relationship with the natural world in order to live a balanced life. We were once deeply connected – through our hearts – to forests, rivers, mountains, plants and animals, and our modern way of life is eroding this connection.

As in animism (the belief that natural objects, natural phenomena, and the universe itself possess souls), She aims to create pieces filled with breath, spirit and life. Hence, she uses the Japanese word kami (a divine being or spirit in Shinto religion) to describe her work. It is her hope is that her pieces will inspire the viewer to rekindle the relationship between their own inner nature and the natural world.

Marina's work is mostly figurative. She often begins with a meditative approach when starting a piece, working intuitively as she goes. Paper porcelain is her preferred medium, but she also uses other clay bodies. Each piece is fired multiple times and finished with fine touches and gold lustre.

JESSICA THORN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2022

Jessica was captivated by the alchemy of clay during her foundation at Plymouth College of Art, so continued to complete a Applied Arts degree. After graduating with a Ceramics BA she made her way back to her hometown of Bristol, where she acquired a space in the ceramics studio Maze, marking the start of my journey as a craftsperson. Since then she was awarded a place on the Crafts Council Hothouse program, took part in a one year Ceramic Artist is Residency, has exhibited in many fairs and galleries and am now part of a co-operative studio in the heart of Bristol.

She teaches hand-building beginners courses, and creates porcelain functional-ware inspired from antique kitchenware. Made from porcelain the clean simple design of each piece aims to capture the spirit created from these honest conversations and the feelings of joy when cooking.

Previous Guest Potters

Ali Tomlin

Ali Tomlin

K Ceramics

K Ceramics

Steve Carter

Steve Carter

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor

Katharina Klug

Katharina Klug

Jack Welbourne

Jack Welbourne

Gary Edwards

Gary Edwards

The Village Pottery

The Village Pottery

Jayne Tricker

Jayne Tricker

Robyn Cove

Robyn Cove

Duck Ceramics

Duck Ceramics

Lucy Baxendale

Lucy Baxendale

Emma Finch

Emma Finch

Liz Vidal

Liz Vidal

James Newbold

James Newbold

Craig Eyles

Craig Eyles

Kath Cooper

Kath Cooper

Frances Spice

Frances Spice

Bird Can Fox

Bird Can Fox

Rebecca Sheel Edelmann

Rebecca Sheel Edelmann

Adrian Bates

Adrian Bates

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Ali Tomin

July - August 2022 | ALI TOMLIN

Ali Tomlin creates wheel thrown porcelain, mainly for its smooth, white surface which makes it perfect as a canvas for her colours and mark-making.

Ali creates beautiful elegant contemporary ceramics with a dry, chalky surface, applying a bold, but muted palette of stains, oxides and slips.

She takes delight in splashing and sponging away areas, adding inlaid and sgraffito lines, aiming to create imperfect and unpredictable marks. Most of the decorating is carried out on the wheel to convey a feeling of movement and spontaneity.

Mainly Ali loves working with colour, line and marks, and luckily there's a never ending supply of them!

 JUNE - JULY 2022
 

K
Ceramics
(Kate Clark)