The work of an English ceramist living in Tuscany

I am a studio potter specialized in stoneware, settling into a gentle balance between the functional, the abstract, and the classical form.

About Me

I was born in 1961 in Shrewsbury in the UK. My apprenticeship as a ceramist began in the late 1970s in a workshop that followed the tradition of Bernard Leach. I gained further artistic training during my extensive travels: I have lived and worked in the French pottery village of Laborne in France, in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Italy. Since the early 2000s, I have been living and working in the Tuscan countryside near Certaldo, where I created my workshop.

I am currently specialized in the creation of individual one-off stoneware artworks. These are wheel thrown; during this process, the damp clay is gently stretched, creating breaks and cracks in the dry surface. When fired at high temperatures in a reduction atmosphere, the surface of the porcelain and stoneware clays becomes rich in colour and texture, and takes on a craquelé appearance.

Terry Davies imitates the work of nature and that of the four natural elements, which collide to generate harmony. The artistic conception of Terry Davies is viscerally connected to the life cycle of creation, destruction, and rebirth: the earth, burned by heat, won by fire, renewed in form, is finally elevated to an artwork.
Sara Scardigli – Nous Art Gallery