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This is the pottery page of Richard Adam. Here are my pottery people to look at. Goggle, gaze and gawp in awe and wonder at my glazed geezers, blue blokes, ceramic chaps, clay companions, kiln-baked chums and oven-fired friends. They were made in about 1994 over a period of several months, at the Clarendon Centre in Turnpike Lane in North London, a venue at the forefront of the innovative Turnpike Lane Ceramic Art Movement at that time. Ever since their glorious creation back in those crazy, hazy days they have been destined to spend most of their lives tucked away on a narrow shelf in a fitted cupboard made of white melamine with a sliding door. What a shocking waste I sense you are thinking! But the good news is that very occasionally they get released from their static state to come out for a rare photo shoot and this is when they really get to express themselves as only they can in their own individualistic inimitable way.

This page was created in about May 2004 and is updated from time to time, though writing now in September 2007 it is a fair time ago when they last were photographed. The photographs in the top three rows also include pottery furniture consisting of four chairs, a bench and a table which I lovingly made with my own fair hand. Pottery is traditionally displayed in a formal, non-interactive setting such as a gallery which is ideal for most pottery I suppose. But I wanted my pottery chums that I painstakingly created to come to life in their own unique way and I knew that they would be happiest when I allowed them to interact with their surroundings. They are photographed here at home in a variety of imaginative settings both in the kitchen and in the garden.

The images used to show up en masse on 'google image search' by typing something like 'pottery people sitting' but when I last checked in September 2007 they were no longer found which was rather disappointing as naturally I want visitors, grumble grumble.

If you wish to use any of my images, would like me to make any in a particular setting or would simply like to comment on my pottery people please email me at: richardadam at blueyonder dot co dot uk. A lady working for a living design company in Holland emailed to ask if she could use some of my images on their corporate website and they coloured them orange; coincidentally it happens to be the national colour of the Netherlands.


Four blue pottery people sitting on a bench with pottery man lying on the floor

Four blue pottery people sitting on a bench with pottery man lying on the floor

Pottery people in two different shades of blue sitting on chairs

Pottery people in two different shades of blue sitting on chairs

Those same blue pottery people sitting on chairs again

Those same pottery people sitting on chairs again

Pottery people sitting at a table with a pottery man lying on the table

Pottery people sitting at a table with a pottery man lying on the table

Pottery people sitting at a table

Pottery people sitting at a table

Pottery people sitting at a table with a pottery man lying on the table

Pottery people sitting at a table with a pottery man lying on the table

Pottery man lying on a table

Pottery man lying on a table

Pottery man lying on a bench and dreaming sweetly

Pottery man lying on a bench and dreaming sweetly

Pottery man lying on a bench, fast asleep

Pottery man lying on a bench, fast asleep

One tall yellow pottery man standing by aluminium shed

One tall yellow pottery man standing by aluminium shed

Three pottery men standing by aluminium shed comprising tall yellow man, middle-sized lilac man and short blue man

Three pottery men standing by aluminium shed comprising tall yellow man, middle-sized lilac man and short blue man

The trio of pottery men standing by aluminium shed

the trio of pottery men standing by aluminium shed

Three ceramic gentlemen of varied hues standing by aluminium shed

three ceramic gentlemen of varied hues standing by aluminium shed

It's those three pottery men standing by the shed again

It's those three  pottery men standing by the shed again

Nine individual pottery people including a baby of various hues sitting and standing on the kitchen table

nine individual pottery
   people including a baby of various hues sitting and standing on the  kitchen table

The pottery family posing for a photo opportunity on the kitchen table kitchen table

the pottery family posing for a photo opportunity on the kitchen table kitchen table

Pottery person in a fetching shade of blue and female netherland dwarf rabbit

pottery person
  in a fetching shade of blue and female netherland dwarf rabbit

Two fine pottery folk standing in front of an electric toaster with a cute pottery baby sitting on top of toaster

two fine pottery folk standing in front of an electric toaster with a cute pottery baby sitting on top of toaster

One ceramic chap standing on kitchen window sill

one tall yellow ceramic man standing on kitchen window sill

A group of pottery people which includes a pottery lady and baby sitting on garden lawn in front of pink petunia

pottery people sitting on garden lawn in front of pink petunia

A pottery family including pottery mother and child sitting on garden lawn enjoying the good weather

a pottery family sitting 
on garden lawn enjoying the good weather

Two pottery people in different shade of fetching blue s itting on garden lawn in front of pink petunia"

Two pottery personages in different shade of fetching blue sitting on garden lawn in front of pink petunia

One lilac coloured pottery child sitting on old wooden ladder. It reminds me of Rodin's 'the Thinker'a little bit

one lilac coloured pottery child sitting on old wooden ladder. It reminds me of Rodin's 'the Thinker'a little bit.

Olive green pottery mum and contemplative child sitting on old wooden ladder

 Olive green pottery mum and contemplative child sitting on old wooden ladder

Lilac pottery mum, lilac dad and child sitting on old wooden ladder

 pottery mum, lilac dad and child sitting on old wooden ladder

One blue ceramic chap sitting on the garden lawn

one blue ceramic chap sitting on the garden lawn

Splendid blue pottery bloke sitting in front of cactus in greenhouse

splendid blue pottery bloke sitting in front of cactus in greenhouse

Glazed geezer sitting in front of cactus in green house and feeling relaxed

Glazed geezer sitting in front of cactus in green house and feeling relaxed

Pottery people yoga I suppose

pottery people yoga I suppose

More pottery people yoga!

more pottery people yoga!

Yes, definitely pottery people yoga

yes, definitely pottery people yoga

two blue pottery people with pumpkins and squash

two blue pottery people with pumpkins and squash

two blue pottery riding on pumpkin and squash

two blue pottery riding on pumpkin and squash

two blue pottery people riding on pumpkins

two blue pottery people riding on pumpkins

two blue pottery people with pumpkins

two blue pottery people with pumpkins

two blue pottery people riding on pumpkins

two blue pottery people riding on pumpkins

Colourful bowl thrown on the wheel

colourful bowl thrown on the wheel

Colourful bowl thrown on the wheel

colourful bowl thrown on the wheel

Colorful bowl thrown on the wheel

colorful bowl thrown on the wheel

Colorful pot thrown on the wheel

colorful pot thrown on the wheel


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