cambridge contemporary art

Norman Yap

Norman is a British studio potter who throws bowl, bottle and vase studio forms in either porcelain or stoneware.  His forms are simple but striking and gain their final identity from the choice of clay, form and embellishment.

Stoneware work is thrown from clay stained with oxides which then bleed through the matte blue green glaze, resulting in one off pieces.  The black glaze picks up flashing from the gas flames, adding movement and dynamism.  The work is raw glazed and once fired in reduction to 1212C.

Porcelain pieces are subjected to surface treatments highlighting the whiteness and feel of fired porcelain.  Glazed work features brilliant, fluxing glazes in blue green celadons and copper red that flow down the work.  This work is also raw glazed and once fired in reduction to 1300C.

Norman is a writer, editor and Vice Chair of London Potters.  He is also a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, both charitable organisations sharing the objective of promoting excellence in British craft.  He has won prizes for his work and continues to receive invitations to participate in shows abroad and in the UK.  Norman is currently developing a body of thrown sculpture in response to an invitation for a show in 2017.  

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £90-300


Footed Altered Bowl

Stoneware 

£300

Bottle 

Porcelain

£160

Footed Altered Bowl Stoneware £300

Footed Altered Bowl

Stoneware

£300

Bottle

Porcelain

£160