This site is about the studio pottery, art and interests of David Fry .
David Lawrence Fry has been practising in studio ceramics for over 35 years, and is now one of the UK’s leading ceramic artists, based in North East England in Newcastle upon Tyne. The main objective of his work is to produce beautiful objects that can be used for display or for the table to give pleasure of making the piece to the end user. His method of working and the nature of the kiln firing makes every piece produced a unique work. His inspiration comes from the glazes and ideas and simple forms of the early ceramics from Japan, China and Korea, plus a love of English Mediaeval pottery. He has spent many years studying and working out recipes for the ancient oriental glazes to which he added his own intuition to increase their depth and beauty, achieving layers of colour within colour. He has developed a unique range of Flambe’, Chun, Jun, Wood Ash, Copper Red, Lang-Yao, Shino and Iron glazes, produced in high fired Stoneware and Porcelain. For further technical information on the glazes see the Oriental Mystery and Glazes page.
14″ sq. pressed platter, with a gold shino and copper red glaze.
8″ dia. jar , copper red glaze overlaid with blue chun and iron.
His studio is situated in an 18th century courtyard, which interestingly was the courtyard of a Roman Milecastle 1800 years ago, part of Hadrian’s Wall, which David Fry himself discovered and proved the line of the Wall though Newcastle. The discovery was made during the restoration of a group of buildings which became the Newcastle Arts Centre . See the ‘Archaeology‘ page and the ‘Tiles’ page for more information.
The site covers many other art related topics besides the work of David Fry, so enjoy.
For pottery tuition see the classes page
The Late Shows in my studio Saturday the 18th May