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Tiled plaque in pottery wall. (2005)


Welcome to the Red Lion Pottery Website

Distinctive tactile pottery for use around the home and garden

Artist’s Statement
Red Lion Pottery was set up in 2002 at my home in Nottingham. My inspiration comes from oriental ceramics and the natural world - geological formations and the colour and form of primitive plants, especially lichens and mosses. My work, influenced by Japanese potters, is mainly functional, but has a strong tactile element to it. Recently I have broadened my range to include hand carved and slab built pieces as well as thrown work. My glazes are based on traditional oriental recipes and often incorporate local wood ashes. I work only in stoneware and fire in either a gas or wood fired kiln. I love the wonderful effects natural ash and the raw flame can produce, each firing allowing me to discover and explore new effects.
Work is available from My Showroom and at various other venues. Please see Events & Links and Purchasing pages.
Alan Birchall 

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Red Lion Pottery, 228 High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 5DB
tel:  0115 9178591 or 0770 9509985