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Nic Harrison

Born: 1949


1975-79 Full-time mature student in studio pottery at Cornwall College

1979-81 Employed at the Leach Pottery, St Ives

1981      Established own pottery with wife Jackie


Collections  

Nic has work in private collections in London, USA, Australia,

 Germany, Japan, Switzerland, and Avon Schools Art & Design Loan Service, Bristol


Awards   

The Radcliffe Trust Craft Award


Background

Nic moved to Cornwall with his wife, Jackie, in 1975. Following his studies at Cornwall College in Studio Pottery, he worked at the Leach Pottery in St Ives with Janet Leach, Trevor Corser and Jason Wason.


In 1981 Nic and Jackie, a weaver, set up their own pottery and weaving workshop with showroom at Trelowarren, the historic home of the Vyvyan family near Helston. Nic produces an extensive range of kitchen, domestic, oven-to-table stoneware pottery, all hand-thrown, selling direct to the public and through local galleries. Much of his work is in the locally produced stoneware clay, although he also uses porcelain clay. Decoration is being kept simple, using cobalt, iron, copper and manganese oxides. The glazes used are a sage green Celadon and a black to rust Tenmoku. He prefers to leave his forms uncluttered by decoration, but when oxides are used, the ‘indefinite line’ is achieved by decorating on the surface of the glaze and is characteristic of his work.