The following pieces are by Michael  Beecher ceramics@mountlands.freeserve.co.uk New Search Home
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Once there were just potters. Now people seem to have to decide whether they are ceramicists or potters. There is an expectation that you will come down somewhere on the art/craft divide. But call me artist or craftsman, I don't mind; I am these things and many others besides (including teacher, theatre worker, carpenter, father, runner etc). Some parts of the year will find me concentrating on production throwing, and others preparing for installation work. Though anyone who earns a living through ceramics will tell you that it is very hard work, I consider myself lucky to have found a way to get paid for playing with mud. Some time ago I did a degree in history at Cambridge and more recently I completed an MA in art at Derby University. In between, I trained as a City & Guilds carpenter, worked extensively on London building sites, worked as a council housing surveyor, and traveled extensively. Ten years ago we moved to the Peak District, and since that time have been working with clay and as a ceramics lecturer. Since the closure of the Art Department at High Peak College by the University of Derby in 2002, I have had more time for my own work and to run workshops in ceramics and mosaics.
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City number 1

Media: clay

Part of the Buxton Babylon collection

Style: abstract

W x H: X cm

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Babylon Tower

Media: clay

Part of the Buxton Babylon collection

Style: abstract

W x H: X cm

£  Available


Monkey Despair

Media: clay

Part of the Babylon Buxton collection

Style: abstract

W x H: X cm

£  Available


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