Welcome to Richard's Phethean's web site. You'll find details of our latest pottery courses and galleries of Richard's work.
The Tresabenn Studio has expanded, now offering more pottery courses in an enlarged and enhanced space. **We are still offering free or reduced price places for under 21's** Go to Pottery Courses to see what's new and to make bookings.
Known primarily for his slipware work, during the first covid lockdown Richard began work on a series of works without coloured slip or glazed surfaces, transitioning in coloured clays and form. The first work pictured here was concieved for a show in a gallery space with a long windowsill, facing east over the sea.
'Sunrise' 2020 h10-28cm - Site specific work in sixteen pieces using black, terracotta and white clays.
'Untitled # 1' 2020 h11-19cm. Work in eleven pieces, thrown and altered in graduating mixtures of terracotta and black clays.
The annual Slipware Summer School
Spend seven wonderful days in beautiful Mounts Bay at our studio on the SW Peninsular making pots with terra cotta and immersing yourself in the colourful and painterly magic of slip decorating.
Learn how to create colours, to use traditional tools an techniques and experiment with contemporary uses of resist, transfer and layering.