John Pollex

John Pollex has carved out a unique niche in the world of studio ceramics. During the 70’s and early 80’s he established himself as a respected maker of traditional English Slipware, before his work to a dramatic turn.
In 1984 Pollex decided to change direction referring to the work of painters such as Sir Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Heron, Mark Rothko and Hans Hoffman. Pollex used his knowledge of slips (liquid clays) to develop a completely different style of working. He dispensed with slip trailers in favour of paintbrushes, sponges and more recently plastic spatulas. The intensely coloured earthenware slips are applied in a free and painterly abstract manner.
Pollex is a fellow of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain.

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We spent some time looking for someone who could produce some solid wooden frames to mount our medals in. James, listened carefully to what we wanted and made us the exact high-quality frame we needed. Since then, we re-order every couple of weeks including some complex bespoke frames. We have been working together for about 10 years and I couldn’t recommend The Framing Centre highly enough.

Matthew Holland
Bigbury Mint

Artmill Gallery & Framing Centre are our go to framers for The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth. They have a particular empathy for artists requirements and always produce work to the highest quality. Many of our exhibiting artists have been so impressed with the outcome that they go on to use Artmill for all their work.

Dr Sarah Chapman, Artistic Director
The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth