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  The British Channel Seen from the Dorsetshire Cliffs (detail) 1871

Artist

Richard Slee

CFPR Consultation: enamel research unit to undertake a formal exploration of the creative use of fired enamels onto metal
Collaborators:Richard Slee and Elizabeth Turrell
Date: 2007
Professor Richard Slee is the principle lecturer in Ceramics at Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts.   Richard Slee's career as a studio ceramist now spans over thirty years. Born in1946 in Cumbria, he attended Carlisle College of Art and graduated in Ceramics from the (then) Central School of Art and Design in 1970. Early career consisted of part-time teaching and practice as a Studio Ceramicist; he was awarded an MA in Design from the Royal College of Art in1988.

Richard worked with the CFPR’s enamel research unit in 2007 to undertake a formal exploration of the creative use of fired enamels onto metal. The resulting works challenge both the place and purpose of individually produced and crafted works.

"Specializing in ceramics as the medium, my interests and practice has evolved from Studio Pottery to a contemporary craft debate with reference to the current positioning of material specializations in visual creativity. Recent developments in my output have seen the use of both the found and non-ceramic materials in works produced questioning past loyalties towards a single material.

A formal exploration of the creative use of fired enamels onto metal has been recently undertaken, to expand my personal craft knowledge. The resulting works challenge both the place and purpose of individually produced and crafted works."