The work of an English ceramist working in Tuscany

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

About Me

I was born in 1961 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom. My apprenticeship as a ceramist began in the late 1970s in a workshop that followed the tradition of Bernard Leach. I gained a further artistic form of training from my extensive travels: from the French pottery village of Laborne, in France, to 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, then during this process, the humid clay is gently stretched creating breaks and cracks in the dry surface. When fired at high temperature, in a reduction atmosphere the surface of the porcelain/stoneware clays become rich in colour and texture, assuming 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