CAROLINE BOUSFIELD GREGORY
‘My pots are all stoneware, a varying range of domestic ware and more individual functional pieces. I love cooking, and the shapes of my pots are very influenced by food: the different ways of storing and cooking it, displaying and presenting it at the table.
The pots are all fired to 1260C in an electric kiln, are vitrified and can be used safely in the oven, dishwasher and microwave. I mix my own slips and glazes, and especially like matt and semi-matt surfaces. The patterns used in the decoration have often developed from the method and movement of application of the coloured slip - using brushes, slip trailers, latex resist and cut sponges - onto biscuit fired clay. I use a variety of handle shapes – pulled, rolled and impressed - and I often combine handles with alterations to the thrown form.
I receive many commissions, sometimes for quite peculiar items. I regularly make commemorative dishes for weddings and named mugs for children.’
Special orders usually take about 3 weeks.
WorkShop is open regularly four days a week.
With the Society of Designer Craftsmen, London Potters Group, and Hidden Art annual shows.
In Cornwall: at North Cornwall Museum and Gallery, and at St Ives and annually (since 1995) in Rock Institute Hall with Valerie Wright, the painter.
At stalls in community festivals all over east London.
Work is on permanent display at WorkShop; Limekiln Gallery in Calstock and The Mowhay in Trebetherick, Cornwall.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
1967 - 71 DIP AD in 3D Design,1st class Hons, specialising in furniture, at High Wycombe College of Technology and Art.
1971 - 72 Art Teacher’s Certificate, at Goldsmiths College, London.
1971- Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.
1972-76 teaching ceramics in Further Education at Kingsway College, London.
1977-99 teaching woodwork/furniture-making at Hackney Community College.
1975 - established current pottery workshop & shop in Hackney, east London;
1998- 2004 founder member of Broadway Ceramics Gallery, a co-op of Hackney potters.
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