William Plumptre

The contrast of Chelsea Art School and Mashiko Japan could not have been more different. I left Chelsea Art School in 1983 and lived for 2 years in Mashiko from 1985 where I worked for a year in the workshop of Tatsuzo Shimaoka; a National Treasure of Japan.

It opened up a vast wealth of pottery technique and interpretations of clay, I have returned four times to Japan and still draw on my experiences there. I was curious to learn the technique of Zogan the inlay of slip on clay and rope decoration on the surface of clay which is the main reason why I went to study under Tatsuzo Shimaoka. I love the surface texture created by this method and the use of different types of wood ash glaze to bring out the rope pattern’s.

On return to England I settled in the Lake District and started producing my own work which is now exhibited widely throughout the country

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Linden Hall Studio Winter Group Show

Date: 3rd December - 3oth January

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm or by appointment at

Linden Hall Studio Ltd

32 St Georges Road
Deal, Kent  CT14 6BA


Alternatively you can view most of the collection via Linden Hall’s website.




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