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Pottery, Nurdling and much more to scroll down through!

This is page is set up by Bill Crumbleholme from Upwey, Weymouth, Dorset, England
Last revised: 5th September 2014

Bill Crumbleholme : Portrait by Robin Mills
Portrait of Bill, taken by Robin Mills

Bill is in business with his wife, Diane, follow this link to see what Artseeker Ltd is all about.

Bill can be found on Facebook, together with some of the bodies he works with and promotes :-

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Nurdling Logo

Find out about the ancient Dorsetshire pastime of Nurdling here
including details about a nurdling tournies filmed by the BBC and Channel 5
and our own on-line video production!

 

Bill works as a studio potter.
William Crumbleholme Pottery Stamp
This is his potter's mark, found on all his work. It is made using his grandfather's sealing wax seal - William Crumbleholme.

Visit Bill's webpages about his pottery at Beaker Folk
www.beakerfolk.co.uk

Bill has been working with the Ancient Wessex Network, creative people and organisations that work in the Heritage Industry.
www.ancientwessex.net

Artwey logo

Artwey is a group set up by artists in Weymouth & Portland, they run Open Studios events and other stuff! Artseeker provides consultancy and website services for them - see www.artwey.co.uk

Bill Crumbleholme Raku fired globes
Some of Bill's Raku fired globes, featuring a turquoise copper glaze.

Upwey Potters
Upwey Potters Logo Click here to visit the website
Bill is a founder member of The Upwey Potters
visit www.upweypotters.com
to see their website with latest news and details of Exhibitions & Workshops.

Bill recently built "Woden" - a large wood fired kiln - which is enabling him to produce more larger vessels. Take a look at the archive of the building and firings at this link.

Leaping flames

Current work includes Raku

Red Hot Raku Pots

 

Find out about Bill's Workshops at this link.

Bill has run several very successful Group Tasters, including a couple for Hen Parties!

Bill's big brother, Richard is an authority on the Windmills of Dorset (well it gets him out of the house now and then!). Take a look at the researches on the Dorset Windmills website at this link.

Dorset Pottery Group

Dorset Pottery Group Logo
Bill is involved with this Group. The group's website is at www.dorsetpotterygroup.co.uk

Annual exhibitions are staged at Bridport Art Centre. See details of activities, exhibitions and the Bridport Millennium Ammonite Project


This mosiac was made by Bill as a copy of one in the Dorset County Museum, he is currently producing the small cubes using different coloured clays - for use at the Roman inspired events that he is doing with the Ancient Wessex Network and with the aim of selling them as DIY kits alongside his pots at the Dorset County Museum.

Much of Bill's recent output has been inspired by prehistoric pottery, to the extent that he occassionally dresses up as a Bronze Age potter and lurks about firing handmade urns in bonfires at "Historic Events"!

Bill Crumbleholme Beakers

Visit webpages about Beaker Folk - based on Bill's research into Bronze Age artifacts and his experimental archaeology.
www.beakerfolk.co.uk

Bill took part in the 2007 Inside Out Festival, appearing at Hambledon Hill - see here for what was involved.

Take a look at this link to see a video of a bonfire firing of some replicas of Bronze Age Beakers belonging to the Amesbury Archer.


Bill appeared lurking in the background of a Team Team episode in 1999 and has been making repilicas of Celtic Dorset Iron Age Black Burnished Ware
Bill Crumbleholme's Black Burnished Ware Jar
Bill's 2003 project was at Bestwall near Wareham in Dorset. He rebuilt one of the actual Roman kilns uncovered by archeologists digging ahead of gravel extractors.
Follow this link to see some more images.

Bill is carrying out research into the production of Black Burnished Ware, Follow this link for more information.

Wood Fired Beaker
Bill's "Fusion Ware" combining several cultures
Bronze Age Beakers shapes and herring-bone decoration
fired in the wood kiln.
Follow this link to see more images.

"Could've Fooled Me", "Could've Fooled Me Too" , "Could've Fooled Me III" and "Could've Fooled Me IV" were exhibitions featuring contemporary art works, staged at the the Upwey Old School in early April 2007, 2011 and 2012 and at the Monkton Gallery in early April 2006.

The 2011 & 2012 events are recorded on the Artseeker website at this link.
See some of Bill's and other artists catalogued work from earlier years here. Including a multi-media investigation of communication breakdown entitled ironically "Artspeak"

Raku Globes
Bill and his fellow RAFT artists staged "Artyfacts" - a major project with the Dorset County Museum during 2004, in which artists created their responses to articles on display. Bill made Bronze Age Beakers and Bucket Urns

Bronze Age clamp firing Monkton 2004
follow this link to see how they were made & fired.

Bill was involved with making a labyrinth at Monkton Wyld Court,
Bill Crumbleholme's Bronze Age Labyrinth Urn
he made Bronze Age style pots to be incorporated into the labyrinth goals. Follow this link for the story


Bill Crumbleholme's Radially glazed dish
This dish has been glazed with radial stripes, where they overlap the different thicknesses result in different colours and opacities.
See some similar bowls here.

Colour-blind Filters
These pages use a filter to simulate colourblindness

 
 
 
Published by Bill Crumbleholme
40 Elwell St, Upwey, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 5QF United Kingdom

Home phone number 01305 812030
Electronic mail address :- bill@upweypotters.com
Web address via :- www.upweypotters.com

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