Chris Turrell

Material: Ceramics | Location: Merseyside
My work is influenced by a wide range of subjects including medieval illustrations, English surrealism, fairy tales and Outsider art. Storytelling is a key theme to these pieces, suggesting distinctive characters and individual narratives. Created from a mix of hand building and press moulding, and using washes of coloured slips, underglazes and oxides, these objects feel alive and purposeful.

Since graduating from the University of Brighton in 1992, I have taught on the Central St Martins Foundation Course, made work for galleries and retail as well as receiving commissions from the Arts Council and Liverpool Biennial. I am a Selected Member of the Craft Potters Association and run Baltic Clay, which is a studio based in Liverpool that provides the space and support for artists to work in clay.

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