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Ben Davies

Inspired by my pottery teacher at school in York, I studied art at Foundation Level before taking a degree in geology and then training as a cellist at the Royal Academy of Music.

I returned to pottery in my late 30’s. Working from home and not having a kiln, I started making unglazed coiled pots using coloured and textured clays, employing burnishing techniques and occasionally smoke firing.

My current work explores textures and pattern inspired by geology and landscape. I use a variety of hand-building techniques to produce vessels which I then sand and polish to achieve smooth tactile surfaces.

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