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Welcome to the Red Lion Pottery Website

Distinctive tactile pottery for use around the home and garden 



Artist’s Statement
 
I retired from being a GP in 2002 to set up the pottery at my home. My inspiration comes from oriental ceramics and the natural world - geological formations and the colour and form of primitive plants, especially lichens and mosses. I make mainly individual thrown functional pieces but, influenced by Japanese potters, I have recently broadened the range of my work to include hand carved and slab built pieces.  I work only in stoneware and fire in either a gas or wood fired kiln. 
Glazes are based on traditional oriental recipes and often incorporate local wood ashes.  I love the wonderful effects natural ash and the raw flame can produce, each firing allowing me to discover and explore new effects.
Alan Birchall

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Japanese garden lantern

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Jardiniere

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

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