Welcome to Southport Contemporary Arts
About the SCA
Southport Contemporary Arts (SCA) network is an umbrella organization made up of ArtHouse, ClayWorks, and ArtsLoft. Our aim is to promote and support the many different artists in Southport, no matter at what level, or in which discipline, they work. We are open for membership and host various exhibitions and classes throughout the year.
For colour inspiration I use trend forecasting, which will give you
a range of colours to work with. For more bespoke pieces I can use my own design techniques, so it can be matched to colour scheme and print motifs from wallpaper.
I do like to create work that's colourful, fun which is aimed
at children's rangers.
I studied pottery at school in the 60’s, but pursued a different career before returning to ceramics following retirement.
I am primarily a thrower. I mainly make porcelain bowls, and stained porcelain jewellery.
As the son of a gardener and former student of agriculture, my interest in nature has always influenced my ceramics.
Other sources of inspiration include 18th century agateware, and 20th century art potters including Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada. Recently I have been strongly influenced by the Japanese potter Takeshi Yasuda and have started making heavily torn and distorted porcelain vessels.
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