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Terry Shone

Now that the Turnstone Gallery has permanently closed you can email this website if you are interested in Terry's work & we shall forward on your request.

Terry Shone trained in ceramics and sculpture at Leeds College of Art and Goldsmiths College, London.

Before opening his present studio in Whitby, Terry worked at Grassington Pottery in Upper Wharfedale and in Droitwich, Worcestershire.

The work is often, but not exclusively, hard-fired earthenware. Thrown and slab-built forms are decorated with coloured slips and raw-dipped glazes and fired to 1100 degrees C. The result is tough and serviceable domestic ware, both decorative and functional.

A life long interest in the traditional domestic slip-ware produced by country potters such as Isaac Button of Soil Hill near Halifax has informed his present work. These techniques, used in new ways, have enabled Terry to produce work which retains the freshness and immediacy of the traditional potters whilst maintaining a strong contemporary feel.