Joshua Williams

Ceramics • Blue Route • Emerge

I make both functional-ware and statement pieces, drawing on traditional methods and skills whilst continually aiming to develop my work for a modern audience. Part of this process is experimenting with local clays, and using firing processes which leave their mark on each piece.

Images of studio
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My Practice

Having trained at a traditional working pottery in England I moved back up to Galloway in 2019 to set up the studio. I am most inspired by artists whose work shows a firm grasp of traditional methods and skills while also having within it great vitality and freedom of expression. I continually seek to develop these features in my own work.

Professional short documentary shot by Ben Stewart and Martha Stewart. The documentary focuses on my creative ideals and processes, and how these interconnect with, and are sourced from, my life outside the studio.

Tools & Materials

The studio sits in the small market town of Newton Stewart, surrounded by hills, rivers, fields and the coast. For the past four years I have been working with earthenware clays, and am now experimenting with further developments by using clays and other raw materials found locally. I am also developing methods of firing which leave a mark of the flames, and materials introduce into the kiln, on each piece. I throw everything by hand, before incising and decorating each piece individually.

Examples of work
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Spring Fling Activity

I will have an exhibition of the work made using raw materials sourced throughout Galloway. Alongside this will be explanations of the creative processes involved, and the inspirations drawn from the landscape and artists I admire.

Spring Fling Friends Offer

10% off for Friends of Spring Fling

Studio 15


Ceramics byjoshuawilliams, 1 Station Road, Newton Stewart, DG86LJ



A short step into the studio can be easily navigated with a ramp. The studio is all on one level apart from the toilet which is less accessible.

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Toilet
  • Family Friendly
  • Parking
  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • Open through the year by appointment

Evening Openings

Wed / Fri / Sat

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