Micki Schloessingk


I enjoy making pots that respond imaginatively to daily needs in the kitchen, yet are equally at home in quieter spaces.
One moment my bowl is comfortable in the hand, holding a beaten egg. Minutes later, washed and dried, it sits elegantly on the set table, awaiting guests. Later still, it finds repose on a high shelf, its form clear and spare, with space to breathe.

I make pots that I hope will grow on those who use them, their qualities revealing themselves over time.

I have always fired with wood. I love the process, it is challenging and fully engaging. The pots that emerge tell the story of their particular firing, the glaze determined by the flow of salt and ash, influenced by the weather, the wood and the energy of the firers. The flames in the kiln are slow and gentle yet strong and I hope these qualities are reflected in my pots.

Awards                                                                                            
2006
  Arts Council of Wales, Creative Wales Award

Solo Exhibitions                                                                            
2004  
Grand Theatre, Swansea 
Contemporary Ceramics, Focus Show, CAA Gallery                                      
Tonbridge School, Kent                                                        
2002  Harlequin Gallery, Greenwich                                                 2001  Showcase, Contemporary Ceramics, London
1999  Ombersley Gallery, Worcester
1998  Claydown, Tasmania                                                              1996  Landshut, Germany
Bettles Gallery, Hampshire                                                                       1995  Showcase Exhibition, Aberystwyth
The Workshop Gallery, Chepstow, Gwent
Oriel, Cardiff
1994  Contemporary Ceramics, London
1992  Harlequin Gallery, Greenwich     
The Anderson Gallery, Broadway
1990  Showcase Exhibition, CPA, London

Group Exhibitions
2011
 Creabiz, Denmark                                                            
International Woodfired Tableware, Delorain, Tasmania                                                                            
2010  Saltglaze, Bevere Gallery, Worcester.      
2009  Smithsonian, Washington DC 
Touring exhibition, Ruthin Crafts Centre, Denbighshire, 2006  Wood Firing Conference, NAU Arizona, USA  
2005  Ceramics Table Manners, Crafts Council, Touring        
2004  France Pots in the Kitchen, Monsalvy                                           2003  Wood Fired Pots, Alpha House Gallery, Dorset                                          
Rufford Crafts Centre, Nottingham               
Pots in the Kitchen, Grange Barn Gallery, Shropshire                 
Teapots, Contemporary Ceramics, London                                                           Attic Gallery, Swansea
2002  Woodfired Ceramics, Tegelen, Holland 
Totally Teabowls, Oakwood Gallery, Nottingham 
Clay 9, Woodbury Studio Gallery, Exeter
Salt and Soda Ceramics, Rufford Contemporary Ceramics
Cultural Connections, Denmark
2001  Impressed and Incised Ceramics, Aberdeen
2000  Chelsea Craft Fair, London Earth & Fire 
Below the Salt, Rufford Craft Centre, Nottingham
Echoes Across the Century, Portsmouth Museum & Castle  Museum, Notts.
2000  International Cone Box Show, USA


Memberships                                                                                  
Fellow of Craft Potters Association (1979)
Member of Contemporary Applied Arts
Member of South Wales Potters
Crafts Council Index

Public Collections                                                                      
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Crafts Council Collection, London
Instituut Pieter Brueghel, Veghel, Sint-Oedenrode Holland                
Rudolf Strasser Collection, Museum of the City of Lanshut, Germany

 

 

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