Tim Welbourne lives just over the Tamar River in Cornwall, creating in his garage studio. He studied at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, graduating with a degree in Fine Art in 1980. His passion for ceramics comes from his time at school, when he was taught to throw by his art teacher. Working with clay since then Tim uses his ceramics practice to explore ideas he sees in the Cornish countryside as it changes through the seasons.
Continually working towards developing his practice, Tim is a thrower; he produces reduction-fired, functional stoneware – experimenting with glazes, which he dips or sprays.
Look closely and you will see the sea and the Cornish countryside in Tim’s work.
“In this series of large thrown forms entitled ‘Low Tide’, I am exploring the connections between land, sea and sky using the elemental materials of earth, fire and water. Each piece is totally unique; I never know how the glaze is going to react in the firing. The colours and textures being created depend on the position of the piece in the kiln and how thickly the glaze has been applied.”