Fifty Years in Dorset
Eeles Family Potters
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 - 11:00am - Thursday, 25 April 2013 - 4:30pm
David & Patricia set up their first workshop near Shepherd's Well on Shepherd's Walk in the Artist's quarter of Hampstead in London in 1955 & moved to Dorset in 1961, Benjamin their eldest son joined them in the pottery in 1974 and Simon their second son in 1979.
 
The family works as a team and make a wide range of pottery all individually decorated with a variety of techniques. They make stoneware, porcelain and raku at the pottery using simple ingredients such as Dorset ball clay, Devon china clay, local sand, granite from Cornwall, feldspars, limestone and basalt from Somerset. Inspiration for shape and pattern are principally drawn from nature. Colours and glazes are under continual development with many tests and experiments.
 
In the past twenty years the Eeles family potters have held over two hundred exhibitions throughout Great Britain, and in 2005 David Eeles celebrated fifty years a potter. A selection of work can be seen on their website.
 
Their ceramics will be on sale at the Castle for this anniversary exhibition which offers an opportunity to own an individually made piece by this family of craftsmen.
 
In the Library gallery
Normal admission charges apply

 
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL THE EELES POTTERY EXHIBITION WILL BE FINISHING ON FRIDAY THE 26TH APRIL. The last full day of the exhibition will be Thursday the 25th April. We will be putting on a special exhibition entitled Selfridge, the Shopping King of Highcliffe Castle for the weekend of the 27th and 28th April. We apologise for any inconvenience.