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Martin McWilliam

1957
Born in Cape-town, South Africa

1966
Family returns to England

1976
Finish at Bournemouth Art School, England

1978
Finish at Dartington-Pottery-Workshop

1978-83
Experience in European and Japanese workshops

1983
Set up own workshop in Germany

1994
Professional Member of the CPA, (GB)

1996
Chairman of the "Werkschule" Oldenburg

1997
Member of AKB (D)

2001
Fellow of CPA, (GB)

2007
Member of the International Akademy of Ceramics

Awards

2003
Potfest, The Sotheby's competition (GB)

2002
Biennale de la Céramique, Andenne, B: Jury and Public prize

2001
1st. `Kultur- und Förderpreis des Landkreises Oldenburg (D)

1998
Auguste-Papendieck-Prize, Focke-Museum, Bremen (D)

1997
Grassi-prize, Grassimuseum, Leipzig (D)
Erwin-Amsink Förderpreis, Hamburg (D)

1996
Gold Coast Honourable mention (AUS)

In Public Collection

London, The Jerwood collection (GB)
Huttton in the Forest, Lord and Lady Inleworth collection (GB)
Cadaquès, Galleria d'Art, l'Amistad (E)
Frankfurt, Museum of Art and Craft (D)
Westerwald, Ceramic Museum (D)
De Bilt (NL)
Gold Coast, City Art Gallery (AUS)
Clemenswerth, Emsland Museum (D)
Wiesbaden, Naspa collection (D)
Leipzig, Grassimuseum (D)
Dresden, Museum for Art and Craft (D)
Hamburg, Museum for Art and Craft (D)
Bremen, Museum for Art and Craft (Focke Museum) (D)
Ichon (S.Korea)
Solo Exhibitions: in GB, F, D, NL, E


"What I am looking for in my work with 'clay and fire' lies in their own essential beauty and the play between them - a beauty subjective , difficult to define, control or repeat - something to do with chance coincidence. My methods are as simple / direct as possible where chance has space to surprise. This leads me along a narrow ridge between my will and that of the material".

I make coil/slab-built Stoneware "Trompe-l'il" objects, coloured with kaolin slips all wood-fired in a 6 ku/m chamber kiln. They give the idea of simple bowls and jars, of a tradition that has given me a lifelong fascination, but take them into another space of the mind.
M.McWilliam
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