John Bedding started his career in pottery in 1964 at the age of seventeen working for commercial potteries in South London. Here he learnt the basic techniques of casting, glazing and decoration. In 1966 he started a two-year course at Sir John Cass's School of Art to learn throwing.
When he had finished the course he moved to St Ives, Cornwall. He worked at Arch Pottery for a brief time and then moved to the Troikapottery. In 1969 he joined the Leach Pottery as a student. After a brief break, working in France, he joined the permanent staff of the Leach Pottery in 1973.
Back in Cornwall in 1982 he started his own pottery in Penzance, making domestic stonewares, He moved two years later to Trencrom, just outside St Ives. At this time he developed an interest in Raku and the use of metallic glazes. In 1990 John moved again, this time into St Ives where he set up his studio and gallery.
TO SUBMIT WORK TO THE SUMMERHOUSE GALLERY
Here at The Summerhouse we love to support both established and new, up and coming artists with an affinity to Cornwall. We do recieve a very large volume of submissions, and although we take care to view every artists work, it is very difficult to discuss work with every single artist who gets in touch.
Please send us a selection of work which you feel best represents you, along with an artists statement and a list of other galleries which represent your work if applicable. You can email this to email@example.com or post to our address, with contact details (email or telephone) which we can reach you via should your application be successful.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Christmas period opening hours are as follows:
Saturday 23rd: 10-4pm
Sunday 24th: CLOSED
Monday 25th: CLOSED
Tuesday 26th: CLOSED
Weds 27th - Friday 29th: 10.30 -5pm
Saturday 30th: 10-4pm
Sunday 31st: 10-1pm
Monday 1st: CLOSED
Tuesday 2nd: Friday 5th: 10.30 - 5pm
Saturday 6th: 10-4pm
The gallery will then be CLOSED for the rest of January and will re-open in February.
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