Tim Andrews

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“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 Celsius. Many pieces have a ‘resist’ slip and glaze applied and are then fired in a ‘top hat’ glass-fibre kiln to around 1000 degrees Celsius, 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

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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