Studio Artists: John Higgins Studio Email Address: johnceramics@aol.com
Studio Website:   studiopottery.co.uk City: St Albans
State: Hertfordshire Country: United Kingdom
Contact Information: 32 Seaman Close Park Street St Albans Hertfordshire AL22NX United Kingdom +441727874299 Always contact before visiting  
Studio Description: John Higgins Ceramics, in all its guises, continues to be a passion sustained throughout his working life. The work has always been made in series with batches of work having a common theme and surface imagery. Though the forms may change the surface qualities almost always refer to the same vocabulary and palette achieved throughout his career. The work, that John makes, refers most often to architecture, painting, archaeology and everyday objects. A format is decided, but room is always allowed for spontaneous and expressive handling of the medium through slab formed or thrown elements. The clay is heavily grogged to withstand the unusual methods of making and the surfaces are treated simply with slips, stains, oxides and underglaze colours. Both gas and electric kilns are used, though a reduced atmosphere is not sought after in the gas kiln. John always makes pots, but the results continually question and criticise our perception of pottery.
Workshop Classes: Yes