Andrew Eddleston

Andrew Eddleston, BA, Hons, Bath Academy of Art, had several yearsí experience working as a production thrower. He now teaches part-time and makes his own pottery in his studio at home.

Andrew makes a range of domestic ware using rich terracotta clay over which he brushes coloured slips on which delicate motifs are painted.

He is also interested in the surface qualities of burnished and smoked ware, which has led him to develop pots of the quality of finely decorated and polished wood. He applies several layers of decoration, from the first layer of slip and the carefully filled in design (which is meticulously burnished), to the sharpness of the final lustre line and stippled decoration. Finally, a wispy pattern of smoke is captured from the fire and sealed beneath the silky polished surface.