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Alex Shimwell



Alex Shimwell makes wheel thrown, functional and decorative ware at his studio in Matlock, Derbyshire.  From refined, gas fired porcelain reflecting the precision of industrial production, to expressive wood fired pieces more acutely related to the freedoms celebrated in the Japanese aesthetic, his work displays the energy and attributes of the materials and processes utilised to create balanced, honest pots.


Whilst studying ceramic design at Staffordshire University, he also travelled to Japan, spending time with Numaguchi-San, a 7th generation Jomo ware potter, learning traditional techniques and researching the aesthetic ideas that informed traditional British studio ceramics.


Alex also worked under the guidance of master potter Kevin Millward learning traditional, industrial throwing techniques.