John Kershaw

Material: Ceramics | Location: Cumbria
Most of my work is thrown on the wheel, as I prefer the shape and details produced by the action. I produce a range of stoneware, porcelain and raku, functional and individual aesthetic pieces. I enjoy creating different textures of clay and glaze, often using powdered clays on a wet thrown pot to build up a thick surface.

I’m influenced primarily by ancient and primitive pottery, as the means of making are direct and very straightforward. I use a copper Barium matt glaze on much of my work, with a variety of coloured glazes for brush decoration. I trained at Manchester College of Art Degree in 3D Design in the seventies, specializing in Ceramics.