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Tulliallan Demonstrator - Roger Lewis
Roger Lewis was born in England in 1946 and currently lives in Cumbria in the north of England. He trained in several art colleges in the UK including Cardiff College of Art, and Goldsmiths College in London. He graduated from Cardiff with a First in ceramics in 1969.
After a one year post-graduate course he became a ceramic technician at Buckinghamshire College before being offered part-time teaching at Bradford College of Art in Yorkshire. Within a few years he was appointed senior lecturer in ceramics at Bradford – a post he held for 20 years. He stopped teaching in 1997 to be able to continue and expand his long journey exploring and inventing with ceramic techniques.
His working method is based on playing with clay to discover what it will do. Ideas come from this manipulation of the material and several unusual techniques have developed out of this research.
He has won several awards including prize winner at the Frechen Topfer Markt in 1999 which led to an Prizewinners Exhibition at Mus. Het Valkhof in Nijmegen, Holland in 2000 . He has had numerous exhibitions in the UK and his work has also been exhibited in Holland, Germany, Italy, and Japan. His work is in many personal and public collections including the Museo de Ceramica in Valencia, The Hardingham Collection in Jamaica, and the Nickolas Tredwell Collection (now in Austria).
We would still like more of you to join the annual Spring Weekend at Tulliallan from 9th to 11th March and would like to assure those of you who found the distances between the demonstrators too great that, this year, all the demonstrators will be in adjacent rooms. At Tulliallan all the bedrooms are heated and if you find a problem, we are allocated spare rooms so it is easy to rectify any discomfort. We also asked for an improved menu, so hopefully we will see a difference.
Getting to Tulliallan
There are so many different ways to approach Tulliallan that the best thing is to give you a map. Please note that parking for the SPA weekend is at No 3, ie on the Parade Square and at no other place mentioned. Reception is also at the Parade Square, and not at No 4.