Chris Hawkins

Large Collared Bowl
Raku fired – Copper Matt Glaze
Size: 15.5cm tall x 16cm wide
Photographer: Chris Hawkins
Copper matt Wide Bottle
Raku fired – Copper Matt Glaze
Size: 22cm tall
Photographer: Chris Hawkins
Coper Matt Shouldered Bottle
Raku – Copper Matt Glaze
Size: 27cm tall
Photographer: Chris Hawkins
Large Upright Vessel
Raku fired – Copper Matt Glaze
Size: 21.5cm tall x 15cm wide
Photographer: Chris Hawkins

“My work consists of Copper Matt fumed pots, white glazed and naked raku pieces.   The Copper Matt process is notoriously difficult to control and I have spent many years of experimentation perfecting a recipe and firing process that relies on post reduction techniques to enable me to consistently achieve the rich iridescent colours seen on my Copper Matt pieces. I push this process to its limits and will sometimes fire a piece several times to achieve the desired results.”

Chris Hawkins

Professional Training & Experience

1974 – 1976 Trained in Ceramics & Jewelry at Plymouth College of Art
1976 - 1980 A two year apprenticeship to train as a production thrower at West Pottery on a large country estate in Devon. After 18 months training I spent a number of years producing tableware which sold throughout the country & abroad under the ‘West Pottery’ name.
1978 - 2000 Part time ceramics & glass technician Plymouth Art College of Art. Part-time ceramics lecturer at Plymouth College of Art & at College of St. Mark & St. John (teacher training facility)
1980 – present I set up my own ceramic studio producing a range of stoneware with applied lustre decoration & now raku.

Exhibitions & Shows

Spectrum Exhibition, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
‘Fired & Desired’ Solo Exhibition, NT Saltram - Chapel Gallery
Printmakers & Ceramics, St. Ives society of Artists, Cornwall
National Glass Centre, Sunderland
Cider Press Centre, Dartington
Chagford Galleries
Cornwall Crafts Association Trelowarren & Trelissick
Juliet Gould Gallery, Fowey Cornwall
Plymouth City Museum
Mid Cornwall Galleries
Midland Ceramic Festival, Rugely, Staffs.
Handmade in Britain, Chelsea, London
Potfest in the Park, Cumbria
Contemporary Crafts, RHS Wisley
Living Crafts, Hatfield House,
Salisbury Contemporary Craft & Heritage Festival
Craft Show, Stoner House, Henley on Thames
Contemporary Crafts, Henley on Thames
Craft Show at RHS Hyde Hall, Essex
Craft Show at Blenheim Palace
BBC Countryfile Live, Blenheim Palace
Contemporary Crafts, Richmond

I have work in private collections in the UK, America, Italy, New Zealand, Germany, Spain.


BBC Arts Website – Get Creative
Cornwall Life Magazine
Ceramic Review Magazine
Art in Devon Magazine
Art to Palette – USA Arts Magazine
Book – ‘New Age of Ceramics’ by Hannah Stouffer
Work featured in BBC TV Series 1 – The Great Pottery Throwdown, Raku Episode


Lander Today Contemporary, Truro, Cornwall
Imagianation Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall
Northern Lights Gallery, Keswick, Cumbria
Portico Gallery, Sevenoaks, Kent
Serena Hall Gallery, Ipswich
OCG Arts, Ambleside, Lake District
Eton Applied Arts, Eton
D’Veitch Gallery, Abbotsbury
Chapel Gallery, National Trust Saltram House
Cheltenham Art Gallery, Cheltenham
Taliesin Arts Centre, University of Swansea
The Gallery, Wallingford
The Red Gallery, Thame
Julian Jardin Gallery, Perth
Black Swan Arts, Frome
Phoenix Glass Arts Studio, St. Mary’s Isle of Scilly