I trained at Carlisle College of Art and Manchester College of Art in the 1960s. I am now retired having worked as a jeweller and silversmith for 45 years. Since my retirement I have devoted more energy into my passion for ceramics. My compact studio is situated in my garage in the Lancashire village of Crawshawbooth.
The diversity of my work is amply illustrated in the pieces in the following pages. I am continually experimenting with new forming techniques and using coloured slips and non-traditional materials to create interesting surface textures. I use a wide range of clays to extend the variety of forms that I work on.
The most recent pieces I have made are variations on my ideas for contemporary bonsai pots. Some of these are slab built whilst others have been thrown in coarse, heavily grogged, clay. A number of these have been planted temporarily with succulents rather than stacking them up on shelves. To my great surprise these have taken well and producing very pleasing results.
Many pieces are for sale, but I do not wish to list them individually or to have manage a complicated commercial website. If you are interested in more detail for the availability of any of the pieces work, please contact me by e mail to start a dialogue. I am happy to entertain visitors by appointment and to undertake commissions or projects.
© Chris Whiting 2022