Mark Titchiner gained a thorough and eclectic grounding in both traditional making skills and contemporary approaches to clay work through his early training under the guidance of traditional plant pot makers and art college graduates. His work is a continuing exploration of the potential of wood-fired, thrown and hand built ceramics, with the aesthetic and technical challenges of the medium creating a constant evolution of style and making practice.
Most of Titchiner’s pieces have a functional origin and/or purpose, informed by European and far Eastern domestic pot making traditions. As well as from the materials themselves, inspiration comes from the love of ceramics in everyday use, the way in which they enhance the sharing of food and drink, the living space of home, work, and garden environments. The intimacy of a bowl or the grandeur of a garden piece can be equally powerful.