School of Art

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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

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Display artist/maker:

John Gibson

Born: 1952, UK, England, Sheffield

Ceramicist. Born in Sheffield, he studied ceramics at Chesterfield College of Art and Design in the mid 1970s. He set up ‘The Countryard Pottery’ in Matlock, Derbyshire, with fellow student Josie Walter (1977). His work consists predominantly of domestic tableware using a range of decorative procedures such as brushwork, sgraffito, sponge stamping, slip and resist. Gibson works in Potclays standard porcelain and his decorative influences stem from a variety of sources from the textile designs of traditional Japanese kimonos to Victorian Pottery to Science Fiction stories. He is a member of the Craft Potters Association, for which he acts as Selection Officer. He wrote Pottery Decoration: Contemporary Approaches, London, A & C Black, 1987.John Gibson lives and works on the island of Bornholm in Denmark where he is the director of the School of Ceramics and Glass

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Teapot] C1171 Ceramics