Collection: Carlos Versluys
BOX GALLERY, | 05/05/2012 : 03/06/2012
The next exhibition in our ‘collection’ series features the brand new work of Lincolnshire potter Carlos Versluys.
Carlos wa born in Tangiers and spent his early years in South America and Africa. The landscapes witnessed at this time have permeated his work today.
He studied ceramics at the Chelsea Westminster School, where he also worked as a ceramics technician. There he gained firsthand experience of the technical and practical aspects of ceramics. His throwing technique was taught by Daphne Carnegy, but otherwise he is virtually self-taught.
He set up his first studio in 1986 and taught ceramics from 1987 to 1994 in Nottinghamshire. He then moved to Lincolnshire and in the Spring of 1994, set up Vine Farm Pottery.
“For this exhibition, after many years of working in high-fired stoneware, I have returned to earthenware, using creamy-white slips, with spontaneous rudimentary marks. My preoccupation is with simplicity in both form and decoration.”