“My work is really about form and surface. The pieces are non-functional and have to ‘justify their existence’ by imparting a ‘presence’ - does it have life; does it sing? Elusive qualities but worth striving for when everything comes together.” Tim Andrews
The pieces are usually thrown, although recent pieces are handbuilt. Bisque-firing is in a conventional gas kiln to 1060 degrees Celcius. Many pieces have a ‘resist’ slip and glaze applied and are then fired in a ‘top hat’ glass-fibre kiln to around 1000 degrees Celcius, before removal when red-hot to a smoking chamber. When cold the resist glaze is chipped off and the pot cleaned up and waxed.
Tim Andrews' C.V. (resume) - View his works
1978 - 1979 - Trained for a year as apprentice to David Leach
1979 - 1981 - Worked at Dartington Pottery Training Workshop
1981 - Set up first studio in Exeter with the aid of a grant from the Crafts Council
1983 - Moved to South Tawton Pottery
1983 - 1986 - Ran Series of International Summer Schools from the pottery.
1986 - 1993 - Moved to Bovey Tracey to share workshop with David Leach
1993 - Set up own workshop in Woodbury
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2008
2008 - New Gallery, University of Rochester, New York
2008 - ‘Afresh’ – Gallerytop, Derbyshire
2008 - ‘Collect’ – V&A Museum, London
2008 - ‘Ceramic Art London’ – Royal College of Art
2008 - Tim Andrews, 30 years in the making – Woodbury Studio Gallery
2008 - Three makers - The Gallery at Bevere
2008 - Featured Artist – The Lund Gallery
2008 - Inspirations Contemporary Art, Petts Wood, Kent
2008 - Porthminster Gallery – St Ives, Cornwall
2008 - Bettles Gallery – Ringwood, Hampshire
1981 - 1982 - Employed by dartington Pottery to decorate one-off pieces and train students in decorating techniques. Also taught adult evening class and ran childrens workshops from own studio.
1983 - 1986 - Set up and ran International Ceramics Summer Schools with students from many different countries. The courses covered throwing, handbuilding, glazes, kiln building and firing stoneware, porcelain and raku.
1994 - 1995 - Part-time lecturer at Exeter College teaching BTEC, Access courses, Art and Fashion and Open Workshops. Guest part time lecturer at Plymouth College of Art and Design.
1996 - Artist in Residence, Axe Valley School, Devon
1997 - 1999 - Moderator for OCN - Bridgwater College
2001 Advanced Raku Summer Course, Tuscany, Italy; Raku Module, College of Glas & Keramikskolen at Bornholm, Denmark
1985 - Potters seminar in Berlin
1986 - Chiltern and Decorum Potters
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