David Fry is one of Britain’s leading ceramic artists, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK.
He has practised for over 50 years, exhibited widely in the UK and abroad, featured in several specialist publications, and won many awards.

His unique, beautifully glazed stoneware pieces inspired by his love of English Medieval and Oriental ceramics..

To achieve the multi-layered ‘colour within colour’ effect he formulates the classical oriental glazing techniques: Flambe, Jun, Wood Ash, Copper Red, Lang-Yao, Shino, Iron Blues, Celadon, and high-fires the stoneware in a single burner natural gas kiln he designed and built himself. These processes produce exquisite and unique pieces that exhibit profound beauty and depth.

For further information on glazing processes, please click here: Oriental Mystery page and the Glazes page.

News : My studio has now moved to a new location in North Tyneside, 4 miles away from the Westgate Road Arts Centre in Newcastle where I was based for 34 years. There is a mailing list for people interested in my new studio and new work. Please email me if you wish to be included on the list, for visits and studio exhibitions. 



Film – To the Studio – Ceramic Clips

BBC Film – The Korean Connection https://youtu.be/nZlAh1FWvZY

The Inglewood Jar – on Facebook

 For pottery and ceramic repair and restoration  – see  restoration page. 


Craft and Design mag. Silver Award

wood ash and copper glaze

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