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Andrew Macdermott

'Natural moments captured in Icelandic inspired ceramics'

Ceramic artist Andrew Macdermott has an inbuilt affinity with landscapes and the natural world which play out in interesting forms through his ceramics. Captured and sealed in a moment he forms views of rock pools, geysers and their surrounding landscapes inspired by the raw, unforgiving beauty of Iceland.

The ceramic pieces are fresh and new, fusing together glass and clay in an exciting way. Each piece is unique and individually glazed by hand.  He uses a variety of Stoneware clays from matt black to white and combines handbuilding techniques and his own moulds to create the individual pieces.  His studio space, a converted garage at his home in Milton Keynes, has become the centre of his creative world.  Andrew loves to travel and spending time in wild landscapes across the UK and abroad is a huge source of inspiration for him.  After two recent trips to Iceland Andrew has begun to develop bold shapes and forms in his ceramics work.  Re-creating the textures, tones and colours he saw in its vivid and spectacular landscape. 


Andrew is relatively new to ceramics and discovered his passion for it at evening classes from 2011 to 2013.  He went into business for himself in April 2014.  As well as making and selling his own work Andrew delivers pottery workshops in schools and community groups and runs Pottery Socials for adults keen to learn the basics in a fun and relaxed setting with their friends.
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