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Anthony Theakston

Born in 1965, Anthony has become one of the UK’s most stylish and exciting ceramicists. His work is highly collectable and is considered by many to be an antique of the future.

Although his distinctive designs concentrate on the bird form, he is loath to describe himself as a ‘bird sculptor’. It’s more their sculptoral shape, elegance and movement that intrigues Anthony. He is currently developing his eye-catching range and we can expect a dip into the abstract as he pushes and accentuates the strong, clean lines he favours.
He studied Ceramic Design at both Cardiff and Bristol (M.A. & Ist class honours).And has also lectured at Camberwell College of Arts and Crafts and many other institutions. Anthony’s work has appeared in several
books, including Time for Tea and Ceramic Sculpture.

Anthony starts his sculptures with sketches, then carves the shape out of plaster, then smooths it. He then makes a 2- or 3-piece mould. The above picture shows the special ‘speckle’ glaze he has created, he sprays the colour in the glaze, building up in areas he wants emphasized. Finishes also in plain cream.
He has received may awards and his work is in many international collections, including The British Council and the Ashmoleum Museum.
Anthony lives in Lincolnshire with his wife, Nicola Theakston (who is a well-known and successful wildlife sculptor) and their three children and tennis-ball obsessed dog ‘Dodger’.