Dominic Upson

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Functional pottery for day to day use, simple and lively mark making with different types of slip. Dominic puts his pieces in different types of firing kilns, salt, soda, wood, gas and electric, to achieve different finishes to the work.

He makes work on the potter’s wheel, then finish off the pieces with handles or foot rings. He tries to make the pot look lively by leaving the throwing lines in, and with the slip decoration he uses first movements to eject life into the pieces.

Glazing varies depending on what kiln is used to fire the work, electric firing, gas firing to get iron spots out of the clay. The salt firing which gives the work a beautiful orange peel surface. Wood firing gives beautiful flame flashing on the pots.

ceramic samples by D Upson
Mugs
ceramic samples by D Upson
ceramic sample by D Upson
Bowl
ceramic samples by D Upson
Ceramic bowls

Lark Images

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Chris and Valerie Wheeler

Lark Images create handbound books with covers of leather, cloth, wood or photographic images, combined with exposed spine stitching. Many of the books incorporate original photographic images from which they also produce a selection of framed artworks. Much of the work and photographs are inspired by the detailed textures and colours of plants and the environment.

Their books are completely handmade, from cutting and folding the pages to creating the cover and binding with decorative exposed stitching. Many of the photographic images explore the tiny details and patterns in plants.

Chris Wheeler book binding samples
Leather, longstitch, murano
Chris Wheeler Sketchbook samples
Hand bound sketchbooks
Chris Wheeler book binding samples
Chris Wheeler book binding samples
Hand bound books, Rust series
Chris Wheeler book binding samples
Leather