JOHN POPE CERAMICS
Having enjoyed a long but non-creative career in the Civil service, John took up pottery just before retirement. Evening classes at the local comprehensive school, followed by various day courses at Bristol
School of Art gave him a thoroughly pleasurable grounding in most aspects of making ceramics. (He says he is proof that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!)
Working with earthenware and stoneware clays, John now designs and makes a diverse range of ceramic forms such as unique clocks, stylised creature figures, decorative vases and bowls… and more. Most of his
work is handbuilt or slip-cast in plaster-of-Paris moulds which he has made from his original clay models.
His affordable work is expressive, tactile and lovingly crafted and often influenced by Art deco style and form.
Prices range from £6 to £125 . He has exhibited widely in the West Country and has sold to many overseas visitors.
John is one of the permanent, resident artists at STUDIO3 Gallery, (an artists’ co-operative at Clevedon Craft centre), and a member of Clevedon Art Club and Cam Valley Art trail.