Anthony Eccles is a potter inspired by the relaxed and loose style found in traditional slipware and Japanese pots.
He uses simple, direct methods to create objects of character. This involves squeezing, pinching and to use a throwing term, “knuckling the wall up”. Physical gesture and rhythmic movements both visceral and expressive displace the clay surface. The glazing unites or breaks up the slipware form.
Anthony participated in an exhibition in 2019 with the painter Marc Fraser titled ‘Landscape’ at the Sewell Centre, Radley College and is a longstanding member of the Oxfordshire Craft Guild.
He is currently teaching pottery at home and locally to young people and adults at Sunningwell School of Art.