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Dave Mullin

Slipware potter

David’s pots utilise traditional techniques and materials to produce domestic wares for everyday use. He learned to throw as a student at Winchcombe Pottery in Gloucestershire and
takes inspiration from a number of areas which includes 18th and 19th century British “country pottery” and locally produced slipwares from across the UK. He works on a kick wheel to throw simple shapes quickly.

As a runner on the fells and hills of England and Wales, he sees some of the more remote parts of the country in all sorts of weather and at all times of year, from snow on the Long Mynd to bog cotton on the Black Mountains and banks of heather and gorse across the hills of the Anglo-Welsh Marches. The earthy colours of this environment are directly echoed in the limited colour palette available for making slipware: greens, browns and blacks with occasional yellows.