Mar 13 2014

De Vos – Alex

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Medium: Ceramics
Website: www.strathnairn.com.au/alex-de-vos
Enquiries: 02 6227 0572

Alex de Vos

Alex graduated from the Canberra School of Art in 1987 and has been teaching pottery since 1988 with the Canberra Potters Society. His work has been inspired by his connection with medieval history and the story a pot can tell. This can be a time, place, function or purpose a piece of pottery can impart, like the shape of a beaker.

Alex runs ‘Flaming Gargoyle Pottery’ a small studio specialising in the reproduction of medieval pottery, dragons, gargoyles and medieval inspired stoneware. His specialties are German salt-fired stoneware of the 14th-16th century and 12th century Sgraffito pottery from the Byzantine Empire. A range of Viking, Persian and English 14th-15th pottery is also produced.

The Studio was established in 1988 and is based in Murrumbateman NSW, Australia. In 1999-2000 he spent a year in Ottawa, Canada and produced work out of the Nepean Visual Arts Centre. Alex has also run a range of classes and demonstrations within local schools and cultural festivals within the Canberra region, usually catering for about 15-20 children for an hour including materials.

SgraffitoJug_thumb SaltFiredStorageJug_thumb BlueSgraffitoBeaker_Thumb