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Post by NaomiM February 22nd 2020, 6:11 pm

Just heard that Kevin de Choisy has passed away. Seems we don’t have a thread of his work in Studio Pottery; I’ll see if I have any photos from the fairs.


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Post by studio-pots February 23rd 2020, 2:25 pm

That's sad news, as I did show his work in a small way and met him several times. I will look out some images.

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Post by studio-pots February 26th 2020, 8:58 pm

Kevin de Choisy, who was born in 1954 and died recently, was one of those rare individuals who are able to produce top quality work in earthenware and stoneware, as well as porcelain.

After training in ceramics at Harrow School of Art, Kevin went out to the United States, where he did production throwing, as well as other more mundane jobs. After staying there for over 12 years he returned to England in 1991 he became a ceramic technician at the University of the West of England and it was there that he developed many of the forms and the decoration that he uses today.
 
He is best known for his contemporary take on the polychrome and creamware glazes that were developed in England during the Industrial Revolution by Thomas Whieldon, William Greatbatch and the like. More recently Kevin became interested in Chinese Song ceramics and the celadon glazes in particular. To my mind he was one of this country’s leading authority on high fired Oriental glazes, having a real feel and understanding of the subtleties of the many types of celadon.


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Post by studio-pots February 26th 2020, 11:20 pm

I first came upon Kevin in 2010 purely by chance and in 2011 he was one of the potters in a joint Harlequin Gallery/Long Room Gallery exhibition held in Winchcombe called Artists of the South West II.

Here is an example of a celadon bowl in porcelain and a stoneware bowl too.

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Post by studio-pots March 26th 2023, 4:07 pm

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A porcelain teabowl

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Post by studio-pots September 27th 2023, 10:49 am

A blue celadon porcelain teabowl with the seal mark below.

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Post by NaomiM January 19th 2024, 11:28 pm

Unusual one by Kevin de Choisy.  

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Post by philpot January 20th 2024, 10:17 am

Another sad demise. His work always was superb,
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Post by studio-pots January 20th 2024, 12:19 pm

I suspect that the salt-glazed piece dates from the 1990s. I think that I remember him telling me about making and firing such wares but can't remember where.

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Post by NaomiM January 20th 2024, 1:26 pm

Found near Glastonbury but might have come from Wedmore

1978-1991 US, various
1980s- Bristol
1996- Blackford, nr. Wedmore, Somerset
2000s-2020 Glastonbury, Somerset

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Post by studio-pots January 21st 2024, 10:56 am

It's certainly before he moved to Glastonbury as I visited him there and he didn't have facilities to salt-glaze.

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