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Simon Hall
Registered: 24/01/2010   Last Update: 04/02/2017
Brief Description of Work:

Wheel thrown, functional forms. Stoneware body with a volcanic glaze. Taking inspiration from metal containers.

Stockists/Galleries: Past & Present

The Bothy Shop and Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The Bottle Kiln Gallery, Ilkeston, Derbyshire
Eton Applied Arts, Windsor, Berkshire
The Hub Contemporary Crafts, Lincolnshire
The Old Bakehouse Gallery, Chichester
The Old Courthouse, Ambleside, Cumbria
Ropewalk Contemporary Art and Craft, North Lincolnshire
Rufford Ceramic Centre, Nottinghamshire


Training and Experience:

2007 - 2009
7305 Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector

2006 - 2007
7407 Stage1 Certificate in Further Education Teaching

1987 -1990 BA(Hons) 3D Design, Ceramics,
West Surrey College of Art and Design,
Farnham, Surrey.

1983 - 1987 Newark and Sherwood College,
Newark, Nottinghamshire.


Selected Exhibitions:

August 2003 Art in Clay, Hatfield House
February 2003 Nottinghamshire Potters, Rufford Craft Centre
August 2002 Art in Clay, Hatfield House
June 2002 Earth and Fire, Rufford Craft Centre
August 2001 Art in Clay, Hatfield House
June 2001 The North Light Gallery, Yorks
June 2001 Earth and Fire, Rufford Craft Centre
December 2000 Art Market, The Harley Gallery, Welbeck
November 2000 The Southern Pottery Show, Farnham
August 2000 Art in Clay, Hatfield House
July 1996 Kings Lynn Arts Centre, Festival Showcase
January 1996 Nottingham Trent University
February 1995 The Pearoom Contemporary Crafts
December 1993 Rufford Craft Centre, A Taste of Britain
May 1993 Harrogate Trade Fair
September 1992 Mezzanine Gallery, Newark
July 1990 Smiths Gallery, Covent Garden
June 1990 James Hockey Gallery, Farnham


Other Activities:

From 2015 Instructor in 3D and Ceramics, Cornwall College, Camborne
From 2008 - 2015 Teaching PCDL Ceramics, Lincoln College of Art & Design
From 2006 - 2015 Teaching 3D, Lincoln College of Art & Design
From 2000 - 2006 Teaching Pottery Skills, Portland College Nottinghamshire
From 1998 - 2006 Teaching Pottery Skills, Rufford Craft Centre, Nottinghamshire
From 1991 - 2015 Teaching Ceramics, Newark College


Artists Statement:

My current range of work is thrown in white stoneware with a green or purple volcanic glaze. The forms are inspired by metal garage paraphernalia; jugs, oil cans, drip trays and exhaust pipes. The glaze reflects the deterioration of the metal, softening the hard edges and turning something once straight and industrial into something smooth and organic.
The volcanic glaze is overloaded with silicone carbide, fired to cone nine and crash cooled to fix the surface texture. Inside a smooth black glaze is applied to make using and cleaning more practical.


Further Information:

My work can be seen in the collection of The Potteries Museum, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.