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I am a potter working in Wiltshire in the South of England where I established my workshop in 1979.

I  make useful things for the kitchen and table, and display pieces.  I am also noted for my lettered work.  If you would like to know more about me or the pottery, find out about forthcoming exhibitions I will be taking part in or events I will be attending please explore the links above and visit the rest of my site. Thank you for your interest.

 

Laurence McGowan in Workshop

IMPORTANT NOTICE and a FINAL UPDATE

After more than forty contented years working as a studio jobbing potter, a combination of circumstances suggest that now is the right time to stop the wheel turning, hang up my brushes and retire; besides, there is still  much about  the world  that I’d like to explore while I am still able. I will shortly be firing my kiln for the last time and packing the car for my final outing at the 2016 Oxford Ceramic Fair.  As stocks last, my work will remain available both at my home and at selected galleries as shown on my Shops and Galleries page

I want to thank everyone for their support, patronage and encouragement  over the years with special mentions for Pru Green and Alan Caiger-Smith. They gave me the knowledge that enabled me  to set out on my fullfilling journey  as a professional, self-employed craftsman.

 

Laurence McGowan , Aughton, November 2016

I consider a craftsman to be someone who employs their skill, expertise and discernment to provide elegant solutions to practical problems. I hope to be worthy of the title.

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Laurence McGowan

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I first met the respected Japanese calligrapher Yoko Takenami two years ago at Art in Action where we had both been invited to demonstrate our crafts. At the end of the event I found I had some unpainted dishes left over and I asked Yoko if she would like to inscribe them. I managed to get them home safely and fire them. The results were so encouraging that we have since embarked on an exciting new collaboration . If you would like more information and see the results of some our joint efforts please click on this text.