Mike Dodd is one of Britain’s long established and influential potters who has been making pots for over 50 years. He has established workshops in locations around Britain, where along the way he has developed a passion for exploring materials found in the locality. His principal concern has always been with form.
Mike Dodd throws on a momentum wheel, kicked directly on the flywheel, a way of working that encourages gentle movements and focussed attention on each piece as opposed to fast repetition throwing. Pots accumulate steadily over the course of several weeks, which in turn enables him to contemplate the developing forms in a variety of types.
Mike Dodd has held workshops at Landshut College for Ceramics in Germany and the Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry, India. He has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and his work is held in collections at the V&A, British Crafts Council and Ulster Museum.
Address: The Pottery, Dove Workshops
Barton Road, Butleigh, Glastonbury, Somerset, UK, BA6 8TL