Tim Welbourne – Artist Statement

Tim Welbourne is a teacher of art and design at a secondary school in Plymouth. He lives just over the river in Cornwall and creates in his garage studio. He studied at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, graduating with a degree in Fine Art in 1980. His passion for ceramics comes from his time at school when, he was taught to throw by his art teacher. Working with clay since then Tim uses ceramics to engage young people in the creative process.

Continually working towards developing his practice, Tim produces high-fired, semi-functional reduction stoneware. Experimenting with glazes, which he sprays using multiple layers to reflect the Cornish countryside at different times of the day and the flow of the seasons.

Tim is also a keen photographer and has traveled extensively enjoying ceramics and art in many countries.