David Salsbury

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In the upstairs Showcase gallery from May to July 2019

David has been involved with ceramics for most of his life, first working in the industry, and for the past twenty or more years sharing a studio with his wife and fellow potter Louise, until her death in 2016.

David produces earthenware pottery and framed tiles decorated with themes from the natural world of countryside and seashore. He has always loved to draw and paint and has adapted watercolour techniques for use with ceramic pigments. This gives him the freedom to illustrate the ceramic surface in his own personal way.

David continues to work from his Leicestershire home studio, but always with an eye on the distant coast.

178 Leicester Road Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 2AH 
www.salsburyceramics.co.uk

Mike Hollamby

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In the upstairs Showcase gallery from May to July 2019

Woodturner

Working with wood was something I discovered by accident upon moving from Essex to Dorset in 2001. Having chiefly worked in sales until then I discovered a loving for making something out of a raw material, enjoying all the processes from designing the piece, handling the tools, creating the shape, and then the final finishing. To me wood is a unique material, with many different types, colours,and textures which can be further changed in all sorts of ways, its possibillities are almost endless.

I try to use wood with a story, I like to know where it has come from, why it was felled, any individual character, this helps make every item unique, there just isn’t another exactly like it anywhere.