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Alistair Dearie

Alistair Dearie (b. 1977, Pembury, Kent) lives and works in Glasgow. Dearie graduated from The Glasgow School of Art Ceramics department in 1999 and since then has developed parallel careers as an educator and a potter. He is Principal teacher of Art and Design at St Ninian’s High School in Kirkintilloch and has a shop/studio premises in Maryhill where he produces pottery. Dearie makes both functional and sculptural work using clay. Using the potter’s wheel he create a variety of ranges of vessel including functional wares for use in the home and vessels that explore the historical and present uses of the potter’s wheel. Alongside more functional ware Dearie also explores the sculptural possibilities of creating form using the potters wheel and other traditional uses of clay.  Previous exhibitions include New Works, 2016, Glasgow Project Room, Funktion/Dysfunktion, Neues Museum, Nurenberg, Germany (with Nick Evans,) California Wow exhibition with Laura Aldridge, Tramway, Glasgow (both 2015). Residencies include a pit firing residency at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath (2014) and Bothy Project Residencies at Sweeney’s Bothy, Eigg (2013) and the Bothy Project’s Walled Garden Project (2012) for more information see: https://www.deariepottery.com

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