Selection of Bowls, Tea Pots, Jugs and Mugs

by John Webb

John Webb

Selection of bowls, plates, jugs and mugs

Ceramic

 

Description

John Webb Ceramics Cornwall

Selection of bowls, plates, jugs and mugs

Ceramic

These items range from a gallery price of £18 for a mug or small just to a fruit bowl at £80. John’s work turns over so quickly that it is not possible to maintain an up-to-date stocklist online. Please contact us on 01736 351668 for details of our current stock for Lincoln. Due to the fragile nature of these items, shipping costs can vary and therefore our website’s shipping calculator should be disregarded. Please email us for a separate quotation in respect of the shipping charges.

John Webb Biography

I’ve worked as a potter since 1972 and am, by and large, self-taught..After a few throwing lessons I got a lucky break when my wife and I were offered work in a pottery in Fowey, where the potter had gone travelling leaving it in the care of our friend Judith Martelli. When she came back she sold the pottery to a business-man – and us with it. Such things happen, occasionally. Since then I have potted briefly in North Wales where I built two wood-fired kilns for stoneware before returning to Cornwall to work with Judith Martelli in Lostwithiel, making domestic earthenware. Ill health forced Jude to give up potting but I continued and eventually changed my production to salt-glaze. When we say self-taught it’s only part of anyone’s story. Two early meetings made a lasting impact on the way I saw pots. In 1968 I first went to a working pottery, the Taena Pottery making slipware and run by Loo Groves then later to Winchcombe to see Ray Finch. In 1972- 73 when I’d just started making pots I helped at Michael Cardew’s Wenfordbridge Pottery as part of the kiln firing crew. The pots I saw there along with the people I met and the experiences I had have stayed with me always and inform much of what I’m still trying to achieve. I fell in love with the idea of the potter’s life and the pots themselves – old pots, new pots, museum pieces, pots in use and the beauty of traditional country pots,. The warmth and intimacy of hand-made things for use in our homes.