Bryony Burn’s Ceramics

Bryony Burn’s distinctive ceramics are available in a wide selection of sizes, shapes and colourways.
A unique collection can be created as all pieces complement each other and also make an individual impact.

Bryony Burn graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1996.
She divides her time between making her own work, designing for production and running classes and workshops.

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After being bisque fired each piece is hand painted to ensure individuality. The surface is built up with layers of slips and glazes. These are often scratched away to reveal the clay.

Her patterned vases is inspired by natural patterns along with 1950’s textiles and wallpapers. Developing from research done into the markings on tropical fish, influences have also been taken from the way different cultures represent nature in pattern making.

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The anemone vases originated by looking at botanical drawings. Inspiration came from the composition of the flower on the page and the labeling of the plants.

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This led to thoughts about how a dressmaking pattern works; any floral print can be cut out from templates to be made into a garment. The messages and symbols on the dressmaking pattern have appeared on the work to lift the flowers from the restraints of the botanical drawing and be placed in a more abstract environment as ‘textiles’.

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Bryony runs day and weekend pottery workshops at her studio in rural Herefordshire. Come and spend a relaxing day at Bryony’s custom built ceramic studio, in the black and white riverside village of Eardisland.
Class sizes are a maximum of four people, enabling lots of individual tuition, making these workshops ideal for beginners of those wishing to learn new techniques.

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Bryony’s work has regularly appeared in UK press and magazines. Her work is sold through many leading British galleries.

Selected outlets

Gowan Gallery, Hertfordshire. T. 01279 600004

Brewery Arts, Cirencester. T. 01285 657181

Bristol Guild of Applied Art. T. 0117 9255659

Twenty:Twenty, Shropshire. T. 01952 727952

Artifex, Sutton Coldfield. T. 0121 3233776

Bessemer, Sheffield. T. 0114 2788637

Nancy Smillie, Glasgow. T. 0141 3344240

Dundee Contemporary Arts. T. 01382 909240

New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham. T. 01252 713208

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