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is set up by Bill Crumbleholme from Upwey, Weymouth, Dorset, England
Last revised: 3rd April 2019
Portrait of Bill, taken by Robin Mills
Bill's business Artseeker Ltd is closing down in 2019.
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
Visit Bill's webpages
about his pottery at Beaker Folk
Bill works with the Ancient Wessex Network, creative people and organisations that work in the Heritage Industry.
Bill is a member of Artwey, a group set up by artists in Weymouth & Portland, they run Open Studios events and other stuff! 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
A pot inspired by Neolithic Grooved Ware.
Bowl inspired by Iron Age Glastonbury Ware.
Bill is a founder member of The Upwey Potters
to see their website with latest news and details of Exhibitions & Workshops.
Bill 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
Bill runs pottery classes, currently with a very long waiting list.
Bill is developing a range of cremation urns for use at the Higher Ground Meadow natural burial ground, where a large bronze age style barrow is being built.
Bill's big brother, Richard, has done the Crumbleholme family history research, which has been uploaded to the www.crumbleholme.com domain. This includes the ancient origins in Lancashire and the William Crumbleholme put in the Tower of London for his religious beliefs.
Richard is also 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 Lizzie Watkins is a reflexologist in Weston Super Mare, check her out at https://www.facebook.com/Lizziesreflex/
The younger daughter, Lottie, is a graphic designer, her website can be found at this link
Bill is involved with this Group. The group's website is at https://sites.google.com/site/dorsetpotterygroup/home
Annual exhibitions were 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.
Beaker replica pots, made by pinching the clay from a solid lump, decorated with comb impressions.
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"are exhibitions featuring contemporary art works, staged at the Upwey Old School in early April and at the Monkton Gallery in early April 2006.
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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