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Please browse the links below or on the right for information about Wobage’s resident potters and visiting tutors.

Jeremy Steward:

Jeremy Steward trained in Cornwall and then in Cardiff before being invited to join Wobage in 1995. Since then he has made wheel-thrown, wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware and porcelain. “Alongside a driving motivation to make functional pots, I am inspired by the soft fluidity of the materials themselves; clay on the wheel, slip and raw-glaze. My […]

Petra Steward:

Petra Steward (nee Reynolds) trained in the South East and then on degree at Cardiff before joining Wobage in 1995. Petra’s innovative techniques in slab-building and decorating have in recent years earned her a reputation as one of the leading contemporary makers in the UK. Construction begins with one of many paper templates. Clay slabs […]

Patia Davis:

Patia Davis was invited to join the workshops at Wobage in 1991 following graduation from Cardiff and previously Harrow Studio Pottery Course. Her gentle porcelain forms evoke a sense of quiet and calm. It is the beautiful smoothness of the thrown material which emphasises the directness of the maker’s touch; hand against rib, inner tension […]

Nigel Lambert:

Nigel Lambert’s pots are both decorative and useful. He began his love of pottery and paintings whilst at art college in Cornwall. His interest in the work of abstract painters, particularly Roger Hilton, Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and other artists from the Cornish peninsula has influenced his work and the decorative marks he makes. His […]

Bridget Drakeford:

Bridget Drakeford has been designing and making pottery since 1977. During the early years in Scotland she made domestic stoneware, but now works exclusively in porcelain using both reduction and oxidised firings. She has been a prizewinner at the Mashiko Ceramics Competition in Japan, and at the World Ceramic Exposition in Korea. She won an […]

Sarah Dunstan:

Sarah Dunstan works from the Gaolyard Studios situated in St. Ives, Cornwall. Her slab-built stoneware and porcelain vessels have earned her international renown. After the success of her teaching at Wobage on the 7-day course in 2007, we are delighted she has agreed to return again in 2009. She writes, “ I collect images, such as the […]

Sheila Herring:

Many of you will already have met Sheila on previous Summer courses at Wobage. Apprentice to Jeremy for 2009-2011, Sheila received the first grant under the ‘Adopt a Potter’ charity, initiated by Lisa Hammond. Sheila was a professional basket maker for over thirteen years, before changing her path towards the materials of clay and fire. […]

Tavs Jorgensen:

Tavs Jorgensen arrived in Britain in 1991 after completing a four-year pottery apprentiship in his native Denmark. He has been running his own design consultancy since 1995. Throughout this period Jorgensen has been closely associated with Dartington Pottery, operating as the pottery’s main shape designer. He continues to work as a freelance designer and researcher, […]

Stephen Parry:

Stephen Parry set up Ryburgh pottery in Norfolk in 1981. after training at Croydon collage of art , and then Dartington pottery in Devon. At his pottery in Norfolk, Steve makes small batches of individual pots, softly thrown on a momentum wheel. His pots are often thickly slipped, and then glazed with fluid wood ash […]

Matthew Blakely:

Born in the UK, Matthew emigrated to Australia in 1988, where he studied at the National Art School in Sydney winning the State Medal in 1993. He moved from his first workshop in Sydney to the mid-north coast of New South Wales in 1997. Here Matt built workshop and gallery, making ranges of tableware and […]

Adam Keeling:

Adam is eldest son of Jim and Dominque Keeling who established Whichford Pottery in 1976. Adam is a highly skilled thrower of terracotta, both plant pots and domestic ware. He works across a wide range of scale, right up to the seriously large garden pots made at Whichford. Adam provided a tremendous evening of demonstration […]

Ana Simmons:

Wobage warmly welcomes Ana to begin work at the pottery from September 2012, following graduation in summer 2012 from the Ceramics BA(Hons)degree in Cardiff. She works in wheel-thrown porcelain. Broad throwing lines describe the spontaneous gesture of the maker’s hands, whilst capturing the malleability of the soft porcelain she uses. These marks which are key […]

Antje Ernestus:

Originally from Germany Antje studied at Camberwell College of Art, London. She lives and works in North Norfolk. Antje has been working with porcelain and high temperature glazes since 2004 using a combination of throwing and slab building techniques. In her bowls and platters she plays with edge lines, gestures and markings in plastic porcelain, […]

Hermann Peterson:

We are delighted to welcome Hermann to the Wobage course programme 2014. Hermann started his career with a three year apprenticeship at Winter-Andres Pottery in Gmund, Bavaria. He then worked for 2 years as a maker & assistant teacher at the International School of Ceramics in Tuscany with Piedro Maddalena. A further 2 1/2 years […]

Jane Bowen:

We are delighted to welcome Jane to guest demonstrate in 2014 during the 5-day  ‘Earthenware Throwing & Slip-decoration Course’, new to the programme last year. Jane Bowen works in Oxfordshire alongside her husband Dylan, also a potter. Jane’s inspiring work beautifully conveys the fluidity and movement of the softly thrown terracotta which she makes on […]

Walter Keeler:

Walter Keeler has been a friend of Wobage for as long as it’s been a pottery and we most look forward to him joining the Wobage crew this Summer. Wally continues to wow audiences all over the world, last year on a tour of North America, with his deft and thought-provoking demonstrations and lectures, always […]

James Burnett-Stuart:

James Burnett-Stuart graduated from the Harrow studio pottery course in 1988. The red earthenware clay which James employs, is often textured, leaving marks that will be softened by paler coloured slips and glazes, which he sometimes applies twice. Many of his freshly thrown pots are immediately and deftly altered, creating subtle pillowed forms often with […]