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doug fitch

Artist's Statement:
I live and work in south west Scotland with my potter wife, Hannah McAndrew. The workshop is situated deep in the Galloway countryside and the surrounding natural environment fills me with inspiration and wonder.
I work in red earthenware clay, the pots simply decorated, with appliqué decoration or sgrafitto, using a basic palette of traditional slips, made from natural raw materials.
My pots are thrown on the wheel and then fired either in a electric kiln or in a kiln fuelled with wood.
The forms, predominantly large jugs, draw influence from the work of the medieval potters of England and the subsequent tradition of slip decorated country pottery, that was prevalent in this country until the early twentieth century. The skills presented by the master craftspeople of the past set an extraordinary high standard to which the contemporary maker must aspire. To seek to find one’s own distinctive voice amongst many who are using the same language, is a challenge that I take upon myself each and every day.
I’ve been making pots for most of my life. It’s a strange thing, to be excited by something as simple as a brown clay jug and I can’t explain it, but it seems that it happens to some people; it just gets under your skin.

For me all of Doug's pots contain a real sense of place, they are uniquely of the countryside and have strong resonance's of a time of tranquil peace and of the bucolic. They are simply pots made in the Glorious English Slipware Tradition. Long may Doug continue to make his pots.
DB

To commemorate the Queen Elisabeth II Diamond Jubilee in 2012 Doug in a collaboration with his close friend Andrew Grundon produced a stunning commemorative jug. The jug can be viewed HERE

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ROUND JUG
A wonderful medium sized round jug decorated with impressed clay pellets and vertical raised ribs. Glazed in a amber earthenware glaze.
Impressed DF mark.
From a private collection

Ref: DFT-02
Dimensions: height, 24cm


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TALL TAPERING JUG
An earthenware jug of classic Medieval tapering form. Amber glaze and decorated with virtical applied ribs and decorative pellets.
Impressed DF mark.
From a private collection

Ref: DFT-01
Dimensions: height, 30cm
Price: £120.00


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SMALL JUG
An earthenware jug of classic Medieval tapering form. Amber glaze and decorated with pearl like
decorative pellets.
Impressed DF mark.
From a private collection

Ref: DFT-03
Dimensions: height, 23cm
Price: £75.00


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