Richard Baxter
Artist statement

Richard Baxter is a well-known British potter producing highly individual and collectable ceramic art, from stylishly functional domestic earthenware pottery, to beautifully fluid porcelain bowls, to unique ceramic design inspired by waves and strata.

Richard has been a professional potter since 1981, when he graduated with a First in 3-D Design (Ceramics) from Loughborough College of Art and Design. His tutors included David Scott, current Head of Ceramics at Loughborough, and Martin Smith, now Professor of Ceramics at the Royal College of Art. Richard worked in terracotta as a student, emphasising the effects that stretching, compressing, cutting, pushing and joining have on the material. Pots were heavily thrown with minimal slip-trailing and glazing of insides and were nominally functional. Main influences were traditional English and Japanese country pottery.

Richard is a prolific artist, developing ceramic artwork in a number of fascinating areas. Some are practical and durable for day to day living, whilst other works are one off unique pieces.

These pots are thrown using Limoges porcelain and are fired to 1240c in an electric kiln.

Porcelain is a very strong clay, which means that the pots can be very thin and apparently fragile whilst remaining durable. The thinness of the pottery gives a sense of lightness which is further enhanced by the translucent quality of fine porcelain.
Bottles, Tea Bowls, Vases
6.5cm - 11cm high
£24 - £54
To see more of Richard’s work, pop into the gallery or get in touch and we will be happy to supply you with images and details of all the current work.

If you would like to purchase any of Richard’s work, we are happy to offer a mail order service and can accept payment by all major debit and credit cards over the telephone, or via Paypal.

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Porcelain Dishes
Various colours available
7cm diameter approx
£15 each
Gift Vouchers and Mail Order available - please email, phone, or pop into the gallery.
 Gallery Plus, Warham Road, Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk, NR23 1QA.
On the A149 Coast Road at the junction to Warham, Wighton and Walsingham .
01328 711609 / 07795 680674
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Major Exhibition
by Trevor Woods
26 May - 9 June