Chris GreeningChris Greening Pottery
Functional slipware pottery and sculptural pieces - exploring the patterns that nature produces, displayed in metamorphic and sedimentary strata and marine geomorphology.
Although currently based in Worcester (so very North Westcountry!) I was born and raised in Dorchester (Dorset) and married a Devon lass (Sarah). We still visit family regularly in both counties.
I produce a range of mainly functional (jugs, mugs, bowls etc) slipware pottery with sculptural pieces to add variation to the range.
Having been a marine geologist in a past career the influence of the marine environment is evident in my work. I use coloured liquid clay (slip) which provides a fantastic fluid palette for me to explore the patterns that nature produces, displayed in metamorphic and sedimentary strata and, particularly in marine geomorphology, such as the drawing back of silt by the waves on a sandy shoreline.
I also run classes using (4) pottery wheels alongside my wife (Sarah) who produces and teaches fused glass jewellery and enamelled copper jewellery. Details are available on my website.