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Colin Caffell pottery
Colin produces mainly individual pieces of stoneware pottery fired in an electric kiln. These are hand-thrown, thrown and coiled, or composite original works mainly inspired by views of the ocean and coastal moorland of West Cornwall. Colin's greatest challenge with these misty sea and landscape pots - these paintings in the round - is to get glaze colours, which are basically chemical reactions, to behave in a painterly way, more like pigments. Effects are built up with brushed-on coloured slips on the raw pot, followed by various dipped, inlaid and brushed on oxides and glazes before the second firing. Colin developed his skills as a ceramicist at Camberwell School of Art in London, where he was taught to throw and design pots by many well known urban ceramicists of the time: Ian Godfrey, Colin Pearson, Glenys Barton and Ewen Henderson, to name but a few. His greatest influence, however, has probably been Lucie Rie, to whom he will always be grateful for the time she gave him at her studio.
 

Flared composite vessel - 'Harbour mouth' series

'Snowstorm over the bay'

Flared composite vessel - 'Harbour mouth' series

Snowstorm across the bay

Snowstorm across the bay

Snowstorm across the bay

'Misty moorland' Minoan style vessel

'Atlantic Light' vessels

Moorland view, Minoan form

Dark sky

'Misty moorland' Minoan style vessel

Moorland Mist - Minoan form

Moorland Mist - flared form

Atlantic Sunset

Seascape vessel

Small seascape vessels - Minoan form

A selection of small Minoan style sunset vessels

Moorland mist vessel, Minoan form

Large seascape vessel

Seascape vessel with bronze rim, 2015

Moorland Mist - cylinders

Seascape bowl with bronze rim, 2015

Seascape vessel with bronze pigment, 2015

Moorland Mist - Minoan form

 



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