Perrymans Farm, Belstone,
Devon, EX20 1RD
Tel 01837 840206
David makes woodfired, hand-thrown, stoneware vessels for the home - mainly for the table and kitchen . A wide range of domestic and studio pieces, using
traditional glazes such as tenmocho, celadons, cobalt blue, ash green, copper red etc.
All exhibited in a light, airy, oakframed studio.
David has had a passion for functional pottery all of his life and for the last twenty years he has been creating it for others. For David pottery should complement and enhance the food it contains as well as express cultural norms. In his own words: 'My pottery is made on Dartmoor, from Cornish clay fired with Devon wood. I hope my pots, as do those of other societies, find some honest synthesis as a reflection of my own culture. Above all I hope they nourish!'
OPEN: Often daily, but please phone before coming, if you are making a special journey, to make sure the pottery is open, although you can of course drop in on spec and take a chance if you wish. We keep irregular hours!please telephone first to check
ACCESS: From Belstone car park opposite the village hall, proceed towards the village. Take the first left turn signed Sticklepath. Pottery is at off-white thatched house with Perrymans sign on the wall beside the gate. Go just past the house and turn right over the cattle grid to park (and admire the view). The studio is all on the level with good wheelchair access.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: David Gundry comes from a family of painters, but was fortunate to be introduced to pottery at school by Don Potter, a charismatic man and an inspirational teacher. His work has been influenced by leach pottery among many other things, such as childhood and early adulthood in Africa and South America. David lets materials speak for themselves as far as possible - thus an emphasis on undecorated ware, wood-fired pots, unglazed surfaces and simple traditional glazes such as deep cobalt blue, Tenmochu, beech and oak woodash.
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