Chris Bell

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I enjoy the fact that clay can be manipulated into any shape and then fired to retain that shape; it is very addictive. I cannot say that there is a single thing that inspires my work, instead I might have an idea and then try to develop that into a final form. As a consequence, I enjoy making a variety of items including: small animal sculptures, bowls, porcelain lamps, garden items, and Raku fired items. I hand build many of the items by rolling out and decorating slabs of clay but I also throw pots on the wheel. I mix my own glazes and fire them in either an electric or a gas kiln depending upon the surface qualities that I am aiming to achieve. More information is available at or call in and see me at The Pottery (which I share with two other potters) at The Jinney Ring Craft Centre, Hanbury, Worcestershire.