Lidded Swirly Form in porcelain by Alex Shimwell
H 15 x W 11 cm
Collect from gallery £60
Including UK delivery £70
Whilst studying ceramic design at Staffordshire University, Alex also travelled through Japan, spending some time with Numaguchi-San, a 7th generation Jomon ware potter, learning traditional techniques and researching the aesthetic ideas that informed traditional British studio ceramics. Alex also worked under the guidance of master potter Kevin Millward learning traditional, industrial throwing techniques.
From his creation of refined, gas fired porcelain pieces reflecting the precisions of industrial production, to the expressive wood fired pieces that are more acutely related to the freedoms celebrated in the Japanese aesthetic, Alex’s work displays the energy and attributes of the materials and processes utilised to create balanced, honest pots.