Having originally qualified as an architect, Harrison came relatively late to pottery.
He spent a year at the LEACH POTTERY (1979-80) gaining a thorough grounding in every aspect of clay-work, from preparing the clay, throwing, glazing and firing to working in the showroom. Janet LEACH was a valued critic, and he was able to sell his own work through the showroom.
In 1981 he converted stables to create Trelowarren Pottery, where he created and sold his own range of domestic tableware, using Celadon and Tenmoku glazes.
In his Helston studio shop he continues to show his work alongside the woven tapestries and rugs created by his wife Jackie Harrison, and the ironwork and jewellery of their daughter Lisa WISDOM (Smythick Forge, nr Helston).
Jamieson Library Summer Series, with Deborah Prosser, Newmill
NAG, Art Share Educational Fundraising exhibition (1988)
Annual Open Days/Trelowarren Showrooms/Helston showrooms; pottery studio shows
WCAA Founding Art Auction (Donor) Queens Hotel, Penzance, April 2004
Open Studios Cornwall 2011; 2012; 2013; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019; 2020 (postponed)
- Cornwall Craft Association
- Westcountry Potters Association
- Cornwall Ceramics and Glass Group
- Craft Potters Association of Great Britain
- NSA 1995 list; resigned
misc further info
Current studio location: Penhale Jakes, Ashton, Helston, Cornwall TR13 9SE
Whybrow (1985) Potters and their Place;