MARSHALL COLMAN
I am one of the few ceramists in Britain working in the medium of tin-glazed earthenware, making a contemporary reinterpretation of a technique that originated in 10th century Iraq. My ceramics are handmade and decorated with free, gestural brush strokes painted on to the powdery, unfired glaze - like watercolour painting on very absorbent paper. It's a high-risk method because the decoration can’t be altered: if there's a mistake, the glaze has to be washed off and re-applied.

My style is completely modern but I get inspiration from the ceramics I've seen in collections around the world.

I won the St Albans Museums Trust Prize in 2013 for ceramics shown at UH Galleries.

Exhibiting at Herts Open Studios 2014
6th – 28th September
Weds - Sat, 11am - 4.30pm (not 7 Sept)
The Courtroom, Old Town Hall, Market Place, ST. ALBANS, AL3 5DJ

You are welcome to contact me if you would like to talk about buying my work.