This is page
is set up by Bill Crumbleholme from Upwey, Weymouth, Dorset, England
Last revised: 8th August 2016
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, however this business is closing down in 2016.
Bill can be found on Facebook, together with some of the bodies he works with and promotes :-
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!
Visit Bill's webpages
about his pottery at Beaker Folk
Bill has been working with the Ancient Wessex Network, creative people and organisations that work in the Heritage Industry.
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
This is a YouTube clip of Bill throwing a batch of replica beakers on the potter's wheel.
There is no sound track.
More about Bill's beakers at www.beakerfolk.co.uk
Some of Bill's Raku fired globes, featuring a turquoise copper glaze.
Bill is a founder member of The Upwey Potters
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.
Current work includes Raku
Find out about Bill's Workshops at this link.
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.
Bill's daughter Lottie is a graphic designer, her website is being migrated, but for now can be found at this link
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.
webpages about Beaker Folk - based on Bill's research
into Bronze Age artifacts and his experimental archaeology.
Bill took part in the 2007 Inside Out Festival, appearing at Hambledon Hill - see here for what was involved.
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
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.
"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"
Bill was involved with
making a labyrinth at Monkton Wyld Court,
he made Bronze Age style pots to be incorporated into the labyrinth goals. Follow this link for the story
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