Marc Fraser established his pottery in 1991 in a 17th Century thatched barn. Here he produces a wide range of thrown stoneware and porcelain. A fascination with glazes coloured with oxides of copper and cobalt provide a variety of blues and greens, particularly suited to domestic and decorative pots.
The simple thrown forms are enhanced by double-dipping and overlapping of glazes which create a unique surface decoration on each piece. Coloured slips and the addition of wax resist give further dimensions to the final effect.
All of the work is microwave and dishwasher proof.
Traditional craftsmanship linked to contemporary design have led to the production of beautiful and practical pots, to be used and enjoyed.
Marc was pleased to discover the Artists’ Town of Kirkcudbright, as it is a couple of miles from his father’s birthplace at Twynholm. Visiting this part of Scotland has brought back happy childhood memories of holidays spent on the South West Coast.
1956 Born in Northamptonshire
1975-1977 Lancaster College of Arts & Crafts- Foundation course
1979-1982 Preston Polytechnic-Studio and Industrial Ceramics Course
1985 Worked on a series of Raku fired vessels
1988 Made a series of visits to potteries in Spain & Italy. Inspired by small scale production of functional pottery made in time-honoured ways in small workshops. Began producing his own range of hand thrown stoneware & porcelain.
1991 Established North Marston Pottery