Fiona Kelly

After three years of evening classes at Goldsmiths’ College in London, Fiona studied part-time there in the Ceramics Department during 1981-3, concentrating on throwing with Lisa Hammond.

Following moving to Bournemouth, the births of her four daughters, and working in the tourism and construction industries, she is now able to devote more time to potting.

Fiona likes to make functional pottery for everyday use in the home. Most work is thrown on an electric wheel and decorated using a variety of slips and glazes to introduce colour. Recently she has started to use more relief decoration, often in conjunction with paper resist designs to bring another level of interest to the work, and has introduced a sculptural element through more modelled handles and lids. Finally the pots are fired to 1280 C in an electric kiln.

Since 2013 Fiona has been delighted to take over running the Creative Gallery in Wareham, Dorset. She has sold her work in Wareham for over 20 years, and is now able to extend a welcome to other ceramic exhibitors as guests within the Gallery. Please visit www.creativegallerywareham.co.uk for more information.

She also sells her work at the Everycloud Gallery in Dorchester,  the Jill Rousseau Gallery in Bideford, the Regents Centre Tourist Office in Christchurch, and Rum’s Eg in Romsey, as well as attending many local and county shows throughout the season.

Address:  13 Keswick Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH5 1LP

Telephone Number:  01202 396 788

Website: www.fionakellypots.co.uk

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