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Alan Foxley
Alan Foxley

Fellow Society of Designer Craftsmen, Professional member Craft Potters Association, Selected member East Anglian Potters Association, Member Essex Craft Society, Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society.

Recent Exhibitions
Bow house Gallery, Barnet
Gallery Upstairs, Warwickshire
Soc. Des. Crafts, Mall Gallery, London
CPA at 50, Gallery at Bevere, Worcs.
Anglia Potters, Ely and Cambridge
Solo exhibition Wimpole Hall, Cambs.
Berg Apton Sculpture Trail, Norfolk 09/11
Bevere Gallery, Worcs. 08
Himalayan Sculpture Park, Yorks. 10
Art de Jardin, Rutland 08/10
Outside Art 09/10
John Brown Gallery 10 Herts.
In and Out of the Garden, Cambridge, 11

Work sold mainly through Direct Sales:
Potfest in the Park, Penrith.
Art in Clay, Hatfield.
Workshop – Cambridge Open Studios.

Three pieces commissioned for a new hotel in Fiji 2009
Two very large 6’ private commissions 2009/2010


'In my work the emphasis has been on exploiting form and surface texture on both a small and large scale. From the study of beetles, Egyptian amulets, armour, boats, stones and the human form, ideas are developed through hand-building using crank stoneware and porcelain clays. Surface treatment consists of cutting, scratching and impressing into the soft clay and then continuing with slips, oxides and dry matt glazes.'

Alan Foxley trained at Bath Academy of Art Corsham. Taught Art in schools 1957-74. Lecturer in Ceramics Saffron Walden College of Education until closure in 1977. Set up own workshop initially wholesaling work but eventually moved into direct retailing with hand-built and thrown ware. During the early eighties, also taught 3D design to Foundation students at St. Albans College of Art.

‘My interest in Ceramics began when I was introduced to clay as an art Student. Although I trained as a potter/painter and teacher, the urge to continue working with this fascinating and very versatile material has remained with me. Over the years, I have worked in a variety of ways with various clays and have returned to hand-building, with emphasis on a sculptural rather than utilitarian way of working; since 1998 I have concentrated on individual sculptural work.’


26 - 28 Church St, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1JQ

Tel: 0044 (0) 1799 668211