Margaret Curtis, a potter who has created an art out of making the imperfect perfect. Like all Online Ceramics artists Margaret regularly exhibits both nationally and internationally. From 22 August to 14 September Margaret’s pots will feature in a solo exhibition at the Contemporary Ceramics Centre. Contemporary Ceramics is the most prestigious studio pottery gallery in the UK located opposite the British Museum in London.
Margaret Curtis produces beautifully distinctive pots rich in texture. She works from her County Durham studio that she shares with husband Eddie Curtis (another Online Ceramics potter). Margaret’s trips to Japan have influence much of her work since her first visit to the country 20 years ago. She uses a mixture of black stoneware clay and white porcelain to make her pots. Usually thrown and altered, Margaret then glazes them using celadon and shino.
Peter Ward, Online Ceramics owner said, ‘I have loved Margaret’s pots since I first came across them. I am really pleased for Margaret that she was chosen by the Craft Potters Association to showcase her beautiful pots at the UK’s foremost ceramics gallery.’
Online Ceramics potters often have their work selected for shows at Contemporary Ceramics. A couple months ago Lara Scobie had a very successful solo exhibition, Dylan Bowen is one of three slipware potters featured in the current exhibition and Peter Beard will be holding a solo exhibition from 19 September to 12 October.
Online Ceramics currently has 10 pots by Margaret Curtis available. Why not take a look at them, particularly the images taken with a macro lens that show close-up the richness of the surfaces that Margaret creates?