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Craig Underhill

Ceramic Form 3

Ceramics: Craig loves to produce “vessels” which allow the surface, which is his main fascination, to be shown off. He tends to work with a series of similar forms and explores ideas through drawing and painting before committing himself to the ceramic pieces, enjoying the challenge and rewards of exploring the unfamiliar, of making more complex shapes and searching for new mark-making techniques, blurring the definition between the inside and outside of the vessel forms to create a closer relationship between form and surface.

Painting: Craig’s physical surroundings, places and the landscape are an ever-present source of inspiration. He wishes his paintings to be suggestive of places rather than give direct reference to them. He goes about making a painting as if it were recording a time-based experience of a place; like a walk through a place where observations are made on small and large scales of different views at different times with varying light and weather.

His paintings are his attempt to combine this experience into a single piece of artwork. He works mainly with acrylics but likes to contrast this with different marks that can be made with other media including oil paint, oil bars and pencil lines.


Craig has exhibited extensively in the UK, France, the Netherlands and Germany and is a Professional Member of the Craft Potters Association.

Artist Works

Ceramic Form 1.

Ceramic Form 5

Drift, acrylic on board, 41.5 x 30 cm.

Lagoon, acrylic on board 41.5 x 30 cm.

Tues ‒ Sat: 10:30am ‒ 4:30pm

1 The Strand, Newlyn, Penzance TR18 5HJ
01736 362964