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Linda John

Pinch Pots

Paperclay and Porcelain Pinch Pots

 

I consider Pinch Pots to be at the centre of my varied practice.  They anchor me to my original, and only, ceramics tutor.  My teacher also had a varied output, but used the pinch pot to re-establish himself with clay, if he’d had to be away from it for long.

It’s probably the most intimate form of vessel making.  Just a ball of soft clay, held in the human hand, and gently hollowed with the fingers to make a cup, a bowl, a pot.

Above are a small selection of pots I’ve recently made using paper-clay and porcelain.   In the past I’ve also made pinch pots which I’ve gone on to burnish, and smoke-fire.

The pot at the front of the group of three, above, is not much bigger than a large walnut.

 

Pinch Pot by Linda John (10cm by 10cm approx)
Pinch Pot by Linda John (10cm by 10cm approx)
Pinch Pot by Linda John (10cm by 10cm approx)
Pinch Pot by Linda John (10cm by 10cm approx)
Pinch Pot by Linda John (10cm by 10cm approx)
Pinch Pot by Linda John (10cm by 10cm approx)
Pinch Pot by Linda John (10cm by 10cm approx)
Pinch Pot by Linda John (10cm by 10cm approx)
Pinch Pot by Linda John (10cm by 10cm approx)
Pinch Pot by Linda John (9cm by 8cm approx)
Pinch Pot by Linda John (9cm by 8cm approx)
Pinch Pot by Linda John (6.5cm by 6cm approx)
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PAST

 

Mixed Online Exhibition – (Yunomis)  Thrown Contemporary, 2020

Mixed Exhibition – Contemporary Ceramics, London. 2016

Group Exhibition – (Short Film) – ‘Ffilm 2‘
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales

Group Exhibition – (Sculpture)
Shrewsbury Art Gallery, England

Sculpture Commision – ‘Earth, Water, Air, Fire‘ – Private Garden in Wales

Mixed Exhibition – (Burnished Pots) Tredegar House, Wales (2003)

Mixed Exhibition – (Burnished Pots)  Albany Gallery, Cardiff, Wales (2002)

Mixed Exhibition – (Stoneware Urns) Hannah Peschar Gallery, Surrey, England (2001)

Mixed Exhibition – (Stoneware Vessels) Model House Craft Centre, Wales (2000)

Mixed Exhibition – (Stoneware Urns) Hannah Peschar Gallery, Surrey, England (2000)

Mixed Exhibition – (Burnished Pots) National Eisteddfod, ’10 Years Winners Celebration’ (2000)

Mixed Exhibition – (Stoneware Urns) Olympia Fine Arts Fair, with Hannah Peschar (1999)

Mixed Exhibition – (Burnished Pots) Albany Gallery, Cardiff, Wales (1999)

Mixed Exhibition – (Stoneware Urns) Hannah Peschar Gallery, Surrey, England (1998)

Mixed Exhibition – (Stoneware Urns) Hannah Peschar Gallery, Surrey, England (1997)

Mixed Exhibition – (Stoneware Urns) Hannah Peschar Gallery, Surrey, England (1996)

Mixed Exhibition – (Stoneware Urns) Hannah Peschar Gallery, Surrey, England (1995)

Mixed Exhibition – (Stoneware Vessels) Oriel Pendreitch, Caernarfon, Wales (1995)

Mixed Exhibition – (Stoneware Urns) Collection Gallery, Ledbury, England (1994)

Mixed Exhibition – (Stoneware Urns) Hannah Peschar Gallery, Surrey, England (1994)

Mixed Exhibition – (Stoneware Urns) Hannah Peschar Gallery, Surrey, England (1993)

Mixed Exhibition -(Stoneware Vessels) Terrace Gallery, Worthing, England (1993)

Mixed Exhibition – (Stoneware Urns) London Contemporary Art Fair, Olympia, London (1992)

Mixed Exhibition – (Stoneware Urns) Ruthin Crafts Centre, Wales (1992)

Exhibition – David Frith/Linda John – Ladygate Gallery, York, England (1992)

Mixed Exhibition – (Stoneware Urns) – Hannah Peschar Gallery, Surrey, England (1992)

Exhibition – Jane Perryman/Linda John (Burnishedware) – Ashdown Gallery, England (1992)

National Eisteddfod of Wales (Urns) – Craft Masterpiece Gold Medal, Winner. (1991)

SSA Annual Exhibition (Sculpture) – Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. 1975

‘Young Contemporaries’ – (Mixed Media Textile, Hanging), National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. 1972

 

A rounded pinched form with burnished slip decoration.
Two rounded pinched forms with burnished slip decoration.
A pinched and decorated form using slips.
Thin pinched form with burnished slip decoration.