Tim Welbourne lives just over the Tamar River in Cornwall, creating 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 his ceramics practice to explore ideas he sees in the Cornish countryside as it changes through the seasons.
Continually working towards developing his practice, Tim is a thrower; he produces reduction-fired, functional stoneware – experimenting with glazes, which he dips or sprays.
‘Making mugs is a perfect way to combine form and function. To handle and use an object is the complete way to explore its functionality’.
Look closely and you will see the sea and the Cornish countryside in Tim’s work.