John Parkes

A ceramic artist for over twenty years, John Parkes aims to capture some of the character and nature of the subject in pieces that are neither too stylised nor over-realistic. His clifftop home in West Cornwall is close to the habitat of the birds and animals he re-creates in stoneware clay. More recently he has started making fishing boats, which are simply decorated with slips or glazes mixed with coloured stains and applied to the hulls to suggest reflections and weathering. 

Large humpback whale and calf by John Parkes stoneware sculpture 16cm W31cm
Large seal by John Parkes stoneware sculpture H13cm W17cm
Large ringed plover by John Parkes stoneware sculpture H8 W13
Large humpback whale by John Parkes stoneware sculpture H12cm W26cm
Large cormorant by John Parkes stoneware sculpture H29cm W26cm
Large fishing boat by John Parkes stoneware sculpture H23cm W24cm
Medium fishing boat by John Parkes stoneware sculpture H18cm W24cm
John Parkes