WELCH is one of the most pre-eminent artist potter of his generation.
Welch, born in 1936, has developed a considerable reputation for
his freely constructed individual pots over the last 30 years, the
making of which has been interspersed with tableware production,
architectural work, teaching and residencies in Australia and the
United States. His ceramic education was unusually broad. While
at Penzance School of Art, he spent weekends at the Leach Pottery
learning much about his materials, but his time at the Central School
took him beyond the Oriental world. Innovative teachers like William
Turnbull and Gordon Baldwin helped Welch to look outside the ceramic
orbit for ideas, initiating a broader more sculptural perspective.
He learnt that good pots could develop out of the discipline of
drawing in the same way that painting does.
Extract from an essay
by David Whiting (2000)
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