NORTHUMBRIAN CRAFT POTTERY  

                                    EST 1987

OPAL throwing a christmas party

Throwing a Christmas party

A banquet fit for the Three Wise Men, everything was thrown on the day from the plates, goblets, party hats, streamers and even the turkey.

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gallery and intervidual work

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RED AND GREEN

TRANSPARENT &

COPPER RED

  PORCELAIN

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Potfest Competition Winners

2006






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Andrew M Harding and Michael Palmer have over 30 years of making pots together. We met in 1977 at Cleveland College of Art where we studied various techniques and mediums before becoming engrossed in ceramics, finding great excitement in the versatility of clay and being particularly drawn to the immediacy of throwing.

Upon completing our qualifications we went on to serve apprenticeships in local potteries which specialised in production sprig ware. In 1987 we formed Northumbrian Craft Pottery along with Matt Jobling who left after a couple of years. We continued producing sprig ware for tourist outlets as well as expanding our work to include domestic ranges and gift ware. During the last 10 years we have produced more individual pieces for galleries and exhibitions in porcelain and other clays. Up to this point all of our ware was reduction fired in a gas kiln so when the opportunity arose to experiment with other firing techniques we jumped at it, producing new work by wood firing, salt glazing, raku etc.

Exhibitions

Hohr-Grenzhausen, Germany. We were hand selected to represent the UK at this international pottery market

Keramikmuseun, Westerwald, Germany

Courtyard Gallery, Belford

Farfield Mill, Sedbergh

The Roundhouse Gallery, Foston

Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough

Reeth

Cup and Ring Exhibition, Belford 2007

New Dawn,  Stokoe House, Alston 2008

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead    2009, 2010 and 2012

Broadwood Hall,  Allendale 2009, 2011 and 2012

Wood fired Exhibition, Belford 2010

Northern Clay at Newcastle Arts’ Centre 2011

Northern Clay at the Biscuit Factory , Newcastle upon Tyne 2012

We have created Performance art pieces entitled “Throwing a banquet” and “Christmas Party” for  Potfest  at Carlisle, Penrith,  Froom,  Shrewsbury and Warminster.  

Commissions

Telewests’  Catherine Cookson period dramas and Wire in the blood

Historical societies such as The Northumbrian Vikings.