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Christopher Willoughby

Fellowship: August 2004 – March 2006 Farmhouse

Artform: Ceramics

I am captivated by the serendipity of the ceramic process and by creating marks, symbols and surface quality to which working in clay lends itself so supremely well. I also have an interest In the Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi – an appreciation of natural process, and what is unpretentious, Irregular, intimate and simple.

Education:

1971 Cert. Ed. King Alfred’s College,Winchester

1975 B.A. (Hons.) Sculpture.St. Martin’s School of Art, London

1998 M.A. University of Reading, Associate Member Craft Potters Association

Teaching 1975-92:

Hockerill College, Bishops Stortford, Herts

Barnfield College, Luton, Beds

Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri, USA

South Nottinghamshire College of FE, Notts

Technical:

Hand-built ceramics using Earthstone lightly

grogged clay, bisque fired to 1000° C,

Subsequent firings 900 – 1030° C.

Interior: white matt earthenware glaze.

Exterior: various underglaze colours.

Exhibitions 2005:

Est. 1957. New Maynard Gallery, Welwyn Garden City

Sculptural Ceramics. Icon Gallery, Eton

Transference. The Place, Letchworth Garden City

Oxford Ceramics Fair. (Selected CPA Associate)

Hertfordshire Open Studios (Participating through

Digswell Arts Trust)

Exhibitions 2006:

Earth & Fire – Rufford (Selected CPA Associate)