My hand-crafted pots and ceramic sculpture bring together my interest in the European sculptural tradition, and the love of African craftsmanship, shape and form. Sculpted faces and torsos emerge from the wheel-thrown vessels and shapes. Making each of my pieces is a meditation, and a spiritual and emotional activity which I can share with everyone.
Teaching a wide variety of techniques keeps my own work fresh and multi-faceted. Many of my pieces are composite, using thrown, moulded and sculpted parts. I use a range of techniques, several different clays, and used to use both electric and gas reduction firing methods, but now only electric.
Chris Bramble studied Art and Design at Glasgow School of Art and spent ten years working in the city.
In 1985 he took two years out to go and work in Zimbabwe as the Exhibitions Officer at the National Gallery in Harare.
On moving to London in 1989 he set up a studio at Kingsgate Workshops in Kilburn.
Chris runs workshops in schools across London, teaches in colleges and has regular classes at his workshop - see the Teaching section for more information.