Russell Kingston Slipware Potter
Based at Lynmouth Pottery, Russell Kingston’s work is inspired by, and continues, a North Devon tradition for making ‘humble’ slipware dating back to medieval times.
Russell’s ethos is that his pots are suitable to be used and enjoyed in everyday life, celebrating the food which is served upon them. With this aim the forms he creates are simple and robust made using a combination of wheel and slab build techniques; dish rims are rolled for strength, handles are pulled from the pot as if they had grown there. The confident way in which Russell uses slip, for example using wet on wet slip to allow feathering, splats and forceful slip trailed hatching marks, reference techniques from the past yet he handles them with a bold, contemporary freshness. The results are very useable pieces which will sit happily within a modern interior or a country cottage.