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Simon Hulbert

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Artwork for Simon Hulbert


Vase and mini moon jar

Brush Pot

Coffee cup

Espresso cup

Small jar


Jars and Beakers

How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

For twenty seven years I have been making contemporary terracotta garden ware working from Brook Street Pottery , Hay-on-Wye
Following four ceramic residency programs in Jingdezhen China I am now focusing on small scale porcelain pieces.
These are functional cups, bottles, beakers, vases and Chinese tea bowls.
Some are fired in an experimental low tech Charcoal Kiln at Cabalva Pottery near Hay-on-Wye.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Everything , it is my professional life.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Simon Hulbert .
Professional Potter, curator, teacher.
Studio potter working in Porcelain.All my work is functional and on a modest scale.
Formally owner manager of Brook Street Pottery studio and gallery in Hay-on-Wye.
The Pottery in Hay is now closed and I have relocated to a new studio at my home in mid Wales near Presteigne.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I have been predominantly a maker my whole career. Alongside this I have curated and exhibited many exhibitions of contemporary craftwork in my gallery space in Hay. I have also taught in many colleges including Bath Spa Uni and Hereford college of art. I occasionally run specialist throwing courses.
My focus is now on small scale porcelain pots fired in a variety of kilns , electric , gas and an experimental Charcoal Kiln .
In 2022 I joined The Haymakers. A cooperative gallery in Hay-on-Wye where I exhibit my own work alongside other members and co curate a series of craft exhibitions.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

1st Class honours degree in 3D Design/Ceramics. MA in ceramics
Fellow of Craft Potters Association

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

The Haymakers Gallery Hay-on-Wye
Studer Fine Art Prestigne
Contemporary Ceramic Centre London.
Goat Street gallery St Davids
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