Work arrived at the end of October 2016, bringing some lovely colours to the gallery. It's a delight to have Chris' work in the gallery having followed his progress for the last few years.
Chris Taylor grew up in South East London.
In 2000, after completing a degree in ceramics at the University of the West of England, he moved to Devon to embark upon an apprenticeship at Dartington Pottery. For the next five years he worked in several ceramics studios across the country gradually honing his making skills.
In 2005 Chris began to produce his own range of handmade table ware whilst teaching part time at North Devon School of Art. This he did for four years before leaving his teaching job to study at the Royal College of Art.
He has now completed his Masters degree in Ceramics and Glass and during this time he has produced several new pieces of work as well as winning two awards; one for lighting design and the other a travel scholarship which he used to undertake an artist's residency in China.
Chris uses a variety of unusual techniques including printing, sand blasting and decals to create truly unique pieces. A casual glance certainly doesn't prepare you for the depth of detail within each piece. They have the ability to conjure images of years of paint or wallpaper built up on walls, giving an ancient aspect to his creations.
List of Awards
Art in Action 2015 Best of the Best: 3rd Place
Henry Rothschild Ceramics Bursary 2014: Shortlisted
Ceramic Art London 2014 Best New comer: 1st Place
Perrier Jouet 2014: Nominated
Devon Guild Summer Show 2012: Bronze Medal
Bevere Gallery Graduate Award 2012: 1st Place
Lighting Association Lighting Design Awards 2010: 3rd Place
Royal College of Art Paolozzi Travel Bursary 2010: Recipient
Royal College of Art discretionary Bursary 2010.