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Archie McCall

I have been a potter for over fifty years working both in private practice and in Higher Education for thirty years. Since retiring from Glasgow School of Art in 2011 I have work exclusively from my studio at Kindar Mill, New Abbey.
My work is represented in numerous public and private collections in the UK and abroad.

Images of Studio

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About My Practice

The work is usually thrown, in both stoneware and porcelain, and richly decorated. The surfaces are built up using layer-upon-layer of glazes and oxides then fired to 1300 degrees centigrade in a gas kiln. A further firing at 780 degrees centigrade is required to fuse the gold or other lustres to the final piece.
Over many years I have been interested in the relationship between forms and motifs, which have been developed from observation of the natural world and then distilled into a personal iconography. However, this year I have also created a series of monochromatic pieces which rely on the expression of form alone.

Tools & Materials

I work in a simple studio environment with few pieces of equipment other than a wheel and a gas-fired kiln. I choose from several clay bodies depending on their reactions with glazes I have refined over many years. I have recently added some new glazes to my palette particularly for use in the monochrome series. For surface decoration I use free brushwork and a latex resist technique.

Examples of work

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Offer for Spring Fling Friends

10% reduction for Friends of Spring Fling




Kindar Mill, New Abbey, Dumfries. DG2 8EH


Parking Spaces: 5


The house and exhibition are at ground floor level. The workshop has one step which can be ramped if necessary.

Price Range

– £300

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