Nic HARRISON

Nic HARRISON
1949

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).

media

Ceramics

exhibitions

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

memberships

  • 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

references

Whybrow (1985) Potters and their Place;

WCAA Archives