Howard Gardiner

Working from my home studio I am continuing to develop ceramic forms working in a variety of techniques. All my pieces are individual, each piece is a further development from previous designs enhancing the surface with clay slips and oxides, layering with texturing and finally finishing with oxidised glazes.

Many of my pieces are sculptural in content, some can be used functionally others are to be seen as forms. Inspiration comes from historical connections, Greek, Roman, Asian and C20th ceramicists such as Hans Coper, Lucie Rie and Gordon Baldwin.

I still enjoy and deliver classes in Leeds, hopefully inspiring students to continue with an interest in ceramic art. I continue to exhibit locally , f.o.a.k. Mill Bridge Gallery Skipton and sell through my website.

I’m currently developing press moulded, thrown and hand sculpted pieces in stoneware and porcelain,developing new surfaces and exploring different glaze techniques. Im continuing with developing agate ware from bowls into more sculptural pieces and also the effects of glazes on porcelain.