New Ceramics by William Plumptre

11 - 20 September 2015

Cinema Gallery, Aldeburgh, in association with HighTide Festival, Aldeburgh

William Plumptre (b.1959) is an English potter working in the distinguished Anglo-Japanese tradition established in the early 20th century by Shoji Hamada and Bernard Leach.

Plumptre studied Ceramic Design at Chelsea College of Art, then worked in Japan, including one year in the workshop of Tatsuzo Shimaoka, National Treasure of Japan and pupil of Hamada. Plumptre was one of only twelve foreign students who studied with this respected potter. In 1988, Plumptre set up his Lake District workshop.

Plumptre creates classical but powerful forms, with a strong commitment to the centuries-old repertoire of Japan. He uses stoneware clay, mainly thrown on a wheel but also slab-built and press-moulded, incorporating subtle wood-ash glazes. Texture is added by rope impressions, fluting, sgraffito and brushwork. All the work is fired in a 65 cubic foot gas-fired kiln Plumptre designed and built himself.

Plumptre exhibits regularly in London and the Lake District, this is his first solo exhibition in East Anglia.

Exhibition
Friday 11th September, 12.00 - 18.00
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September, 11.00 - 18.00
Monday 14th to Friday 18th September,12.00 - 18.00
Saturday 19th September,11.00 - 18.00
Sunday 20th September, 11.00 - 15.00
This is a free non-ticketed event.

The link to the workshop is below:
hightide.org.uk/event/festival2015/new_ceramics

The link to the Festival announcement will be here:
hightide.org.uk/news/2015festivalannounced

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