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Tony Laverick

Staffordshire, UK

About the Artist

Tony Laverick established his own studio in 1988. He had previously studied ceramics before then working in the ceramic industry in Stoke on Trent (including as a designer for Coalport China, part of the Wedgwood group).

His background in industry has given him a broad appreciation of ceramics and techniques. Tony is interested in the art-ware produced by Royal Doulton in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but also fascinated by the work of French potters such as Clement Massier. He is equally appreciative of the works of Kandinsky, Malevich, Mondrian, Nicholson, Brancusi and Rodchenko. They have all been an influence as have the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright.

While drawing on these sources and various culture, Tony also has his own original vision. He has developed his own glazes and techniques over many years of experimentation and is still excited by the results of the combination of human judgement and technique.

Always willing to take risks with his work to see where it takes him, it is this quality which distinguishes the artist from the craftsperson.

In 2014, Tony Laverick was made a Fellow Member of the Craft Potter’s Association and in 2015 was selected to be a member of Contemporary Applied Arts.

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