Growling Dog - Yellow dog on blue base

Growling Dog on base - 24"

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Ian Gregory - Ceramic Sculptor

Ian Gregory's career has taken him into a great many areas of the ceramic spectrum, including salt glazed stoneware, lifesize statuary, raku and mixed media installation. He was one of the first potters to experiment with what has become called paperclay and he is an innovative kiln builder who is able and often does build a kiln in a few hours for a specific piece of sculpture. He is even an accomplished painter and before ceramics became the focal point in his life, he was a successful singer and actor appearing frequently on stage, televison and film.

Ian's ceramic work can been seen in many public and private collections in the UK, Europe and the USA. His most recent work is by far his most challenging, both in production and to the viewers sensibilities. His dogs can be savage, menacing and sometimes sinister as they crouch with exagerated limbs, waiting to pounce and bite. His animals can be disturbing as well as comic, with fat lazy pigs and sleeping dogs cleverly depicted with ample folds of flabby flesh apparently quickly and easily achived in impressionistic style, with clay being allowed to be clay, yet managing to capture the muscle tone and skeletal features with minimum effort...

 

Contact Details

To visit the Ian's home gallery or for information about Ian's Ceramics Sculpture Courses, please contact Ian and Lynda Gregory.

The Studio, Crumble Cottage, Lower Ansty, Dorchester, Dorset. DT2 7PN. UK.

Telephone and Fax: +44 (0) 1258 880 891

Email: ian@ian-gregory.co.uk

 

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