North Wales Potters Member

Jonathan Fairbairn        

Born 1961,Wirral, Cheshire, England

I now live on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, Wales,UK    

2009-13 Country Earthenware 

2005 - 2013 Artist in Residence Ysgol y Bont 

1997-2005 Produced domestic stoneware and one off sculptural pieces, Black Shed Pottery Anglesey

1988 - 1997 Produced domestic and one off sculptural pieces, Wood St studio, Hoylake, Wirral

1986 Started to sell work through Crafts Council listed galleries

1984 - 1994 Ceramics technician and P/T lecturer Wirral Metropolitan College

1983- 1984 Produced slip cast earthenware for Decorative Ceramics, Liverpool 

1981- 1983 Opened first pottery in Islington, London producing sculptural pieces and domestic ware selling at Covent Garden and Camden market

1978 -1981 Wallasey School of Art, CIC (Certificate of Industrial Ceramics HND)

1997 Laird School of Art Preliminary Arts Course

Previous Outlets

Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool

Leeds Craft Design Centre

Manchester Royal Exchange

Fenny Lodge, Milton Keynes 

The Craft Shop, Royal Festival Hall, London 

Warwick Castle Craft Shop

City Road Gallery, Chester

Lady Lever Gallery, Wirral

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 

Williamson Art Gallery, 

Wirral Events / Shows

2010 Commission of Della Robbia Plaque through Bluecoat Display Centre,

Liverpool Completion of new Anagama kiln 

2005 - 2010 Artist in Residence, Ysgol y Bont

2005 Artist in Residence, Ysgol Gwalchmai 

Special Education Unit, Felinheli 

2004 Anglesey Crafts Exhibition, Anglesey Show

Beaumaris Festival Crafts Show

Potfest in the Pens, Penrith 

Crafts Oriel Mon 

2002 Queens Golden Jubilee, Presentation, Beaumaris Castle Anglesey

Crafts Exhibition National Eisteddfod, Llanbedrgoch, Anglesey

Made in Wales fair, Vaynol Estate, Bangor 

Crafts Oriel Mon

Beaumaris Festival Crafts Show

1999 Potfest in the Pens, Penrith 

Crafts Oriel Mon 

Beaumaris Festival Crafts Show

Earlier shows

Harrogate International Craft Trade Fair ,Kaleidoscope Group Show, Salford Art Gallery Stockport, Art Gallery Group Show, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art Group Show, Ruthin Craft Centre ,Tea for Two, Domino Gallery, Liverpool ,Plates du jour, Bluecoat Display Centre Merseyside Crafts, Walker Art Gallery Booth House Gallery, Group Show, Plas Glyn Y Weddw, Group Show ,High Table,, Harris Art Gallery Preston ,Domestic Pots, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport Picton Library, Liverpool Wavertree Library West Derby Library Mercury Court, Liverpool ,Four Play, Mixed Group Exhibition, The Acorn Gallery, Liverpool Wirral Spring Exhibition, Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral Group Show, ,Designer Showcase, Merseyside Exhibitions, Cavern Walks Picton Library Chester Library Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport Merseyside Artists 4 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral Atkinson, Southport Prescot Museum St Helens Museum Chester Art Gallery Merseyside Artists 3 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral Atkinson, Southport Prescot Museum St Helens Museum Chester Art Gallery I was also featured in the accompanying video.