Ian Gregory dog and birds

Ian Gregory dog and birds

Ian Gregory dog and birds - 8" (203 mm) high.

Ian is currently (2004) working on a project for Bristol Docklands, where he is constructing birds with 5 foot wingspans sitting atop 50 foot stainless steel poles. The birds' wing joints are articulated, and they are mounted on gimbals so that they will rotate to offer the least resistance to the wind. Many of his recent smaller sculptures have birds on poles, to help with ideas and inspiration for giant counterparts.

Gregory, Ian

Multi-talented Ian Gregory started in ceramics after ten years of treading the boards. Although he is an autodidact - he learnt to pot throwing terracotta flower pots - he has done more than his fair share of teaching, having taught at Harrow, Bath, Cardiff, Corsham and Medway Schools of Art, and the University of the West of England.

His speciality is sculptural ceramics, making life-sized pieces in saltglaze and raku using a technique he developed in 1976. He has written three books on the subjects of sculptural ceramics and kilns, and is an accomplished water colourist and oil painter.

His work is exhibited world wide, in such illustrious establishments as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. His smaller pieces, which he first started as a break from the large-scale sculptural ceramics, are much sought after by collectors.

Further Reading:    Kiln Building by Ian Gregory
 Sculptural Ceramics by Ian Gregory

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