Works in Cheddar, Somerset
Russell Gibbs, whose workshop was located on The Lizard Peninsular in Cornwall, has recently relocated to Somerset where he is in the process of setting up a new workshop. Maker of fine earthenware ceramics and British studio pottery, Russell’s work boasts both tradition in material and design as well as an archive of studio and statement pieces.
Originally from the far north of England, Russell studied pottery at Carlisle School of Art with Jim Malone, who greatly influenced the development of what Russell calls his ‘more spiritual work’. He is probably best known for producing a range of simply decorated earthenware pottery in his version of the Cornish Ware tradition.