School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Jacqui Atkin

Born: 1954

Ceramicist: Jaqui Atkin returned to education in the mid 1980s after having her family. Initially she intended to study interior design but became interested in ceramics while doing a Foundation in Art. She then studied a diploma in Design/Ceramics but did not get to do further study at Staffordshire University due to health problems. However, at this stage her works was selling in small galleries. She was interested in smoke firing and surface pattern and did a short course with Jane Perryman. She uses various hand building techniques, burnishing her work to a high sheen before bisque firing. Her surface patterns are created by using masking techniques before the work is smoke fired. The high sheen is restored by using a final coat of wax on the surface.She has contributed to many books on ceramics and her own titles include:Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed (Barron's Educational Series, 2004)Pottery Basics: Everything You Need to Know to Start Making Beautiful Ceramics (Barron's Educational Series, 2005)Tile Artists Motif Bible: 200 Decorative Designs with Step-by-step Instructions and Charts (Krause Publications, 2007)Tile Artist's Bible, A & C Black Publishers Ltd, 2007

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Vessel] C1585 Ceramics