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Chris Speyer

 Student profile 

Course: MA Design (Ceramics)

Artist's statement

I studied stage design at National Institute of Dramatic Art, Australia, and worked in the theatre for many years before developing an interest in ceramics. I built a workshop, built a kick-wheel and as the ceramic half of Yerja Ceramics and Textiles I created colourful, stoneware tableware for fifteen years that we exhibited and sold in Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, US, Japan and UK. Together with my textile painting partner, Katherine Ukleja, we also undertook interior design commissions.

I took a long break from ceramics to write two novels and run a theatre company and then, wanting to explore sculptural forms, took the decision to embark on an MA in Ceramics at Bath Spa.

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