John Evans - jev ceramics

John Evans - jev ceramics Ceramic Artist

“My inspirations are many but, in essence, focus on primitive cultures and their use of clay without glazes; I ‘paint’ on clay with smoke and chemical fumes, combining artistic intent with the random markings of the process. I want the visual experience to be complemented by the burnished surfaces, often described as ‘just like marble’ and always demanding to be touched.”

The work has been described as using primitive techniques to produce a contemporary style. The processes (known as ‘naked raku’) used to achieve the end results are lengthy, involving techniques such as hand-burnishing, terra sigilatta (an ancient technique to seal ceramics) and decorated with markings made by smoke or other fumes. The final work is unglazed, with a smooth, very tactile, surface often said to resemble that of marble or soapstone. Inspiration sources are many, but often come from early civilisations and dark places. Although based on vessel forms, these ceramic art works are porous and not intended to be used for domestic purposes.

John holds a BA (Hons) in Ceramics and, in addition to the Sussex Guild is a member of London Potters, Southern Ceramic Group, and the Craft Potters Association. His studio is in Worthing, West Sussex
Work is available from selected galleries and at specialist art and ceramic fairs across the UK. It can now be found in collections in several countries in Europe and North America. The work has featured in ‘Ceramic Review’ in 2008 and 2010 and, in 2011, in the Larks Books international publication '500 Raku'. It has been described as ‘contemporary, contemplative, and intriguing’.

John has received a professional development grant from the Craft Pottery Trust to study with American raku master Eduardo Lazo, an experience which has since enabled him to bring many new techniques to his work and to his teaching at workshops in the UK and Europe attracting skilled ceramicists.

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Southern Ceramics Group - Summer Exhibition / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-07-26T00:00:00Z">Sat 26 Jul</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2014-08-10T00:00:00Z">Sun 10 Aug 2014</span> <span>(2 weeks)</span>Southern Ceramics Group - Summer Exhibition / Sat 26 Jul to Sun 10 Aug 2014 (2 weeks)

A selling exhibition by members of the Southern Ceramic Group at Chichester Cathedral - Bishop's Kitchen. Open Daily 10.00am - 5.00 pm. I will have a range of naked raku and ferric fumed work available.

&apos;Art in Clay&apos; / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-07-04T00:00:00Z">Fri 04</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2014-07-06T00:00:00Z">Sun 06 Jul 2014</span> <span>(3 days)</span>'Art in Clay' / Fri 04 to Sun 06 Jul 2014 (3 days)

Celebrating 20 years of Art in Clay at Hatfield House in 2014, this show has now become one of the most important ceramic events in Europe.The makers range from young imaginative students and relative newcomers to leadin...

Worthing Artist Open House 2014 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-06-28T00:00:00Z">Sat 28</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2014-06-29T00:00:00Z">Sun 29 Jun 2014</span> <span>(2 days)</span>Worthing Artist Open House 2014 / Sat 28 to Sun 29 Jun 2014 (2 days)

An old coach house where 10 Sussex Artists and Makers exhibit their work in this selling exhibition on the last three weekends in June. 11am - 5 pm. Displays include ceramics, paintings, photography, jewellery, wood,...