Alan Foxley Studied at Bath Academy of Art as a painter/potter and teacher. Taught art in schools, eventually teaching ceramics at Saffron Walden College of Education. Following redundancy due to closure of the College in 1977, set up as a self-employed potter with some part-time teaching at St. Albans Art School until 1982. In my work the emphasis has been on exploiting form and surface on both a small and large scale. From the study of beetles, Egyptian amulets, armour, boats, stones and the human form, ideas are mainly developed through hand-building in various stone-ware and porcelain clays. Surface treatment consists of working with slips, oxides, dry matt glazes, multi-firings and the use of rubbing-down compounds. Fellow of Society of Designer Craftsmen, Professional member of the Craft Potters Association, Member of Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and Selected Member of East Anglian Potters Association.
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