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John Wheeldon

John Wheeldon

Artist Statement

I feel that above all I am a potter who responds primarily to materials and processes; the exploration of which pushes my work forward. My involvement with raku developed because of a need to escape from limitations placed upon me by lustre techniques I previously used, coupled with a desire to use real fire and become more involved with the process of firing. The transition was made easier as I saw raku as a form of matt, coloured lustre, not a complete break to my earlier as I saw raku as a form of matt, coloured lustre, not a complete break to my earlier work but a compliment to it.

An interest in ceramic history also informs my work although it may not be immediately apparent, as the influence is often subliminal. The forms of much of my work refer to pieces from prehistory, especially the Bronze Age, and have developed from an ancient pot seen in a museum many years ago. I also have a collection of shards found in gardens and fields which span a period from ... [more]

John Wheeldon Biscuit Plate

John Wheeldon

Biscuit Plate

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John Wheeldon Box

John Wheeldon

Box

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John Wheeldon Cake Plate

John Wheeldon

Cake Plate

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John Wheeldon Mug

John Wheeldon

Mug

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John Wheeldon Mug

John Wheeldon

Mug

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John Wheeldon Mug

John Wheeldon

Mug

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John Wheeldon Mug

John Wheeldon

Mug

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John Wheeldon Mug

John Wheeldon

Mug

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John Wheeldon Mug

John Wheeldon

Mug

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John Wheeldon Mug

John Wheeldon

Mug

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John Wheeldon Mug

John Wheeldon

Mug

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John Wheeldon Small Jug

John Wheeldon

Small Jug

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John Wheeldon Teapot

John Wheeldon

Teapot

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John Wheeldon Teapot

John Wheeldon

Teapot

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John Wheeldon Toast Rack

John Wheeldon

Toast Rack

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John Wheeldon Box

John Wheeldon

Box

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John Wheeldon Box

John Wheeldon

Box

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John Wheeldon Citrus Squeezer

John Wheeldon

Citrus Squeezer

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John Wheeldon Mug

John Wheeldon

Mug

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John Wheeldon Teapot

John Wheeldon

Teapot

Ceramics

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