David Chilton

Craft Artist


David studied at Cardiff (formerly UWIC) graduating in 2001. He is based in Bristol & is a member of Westcountry Potters. David works in the medium of porcelain paper clay and stoneware; hand building figurative sculpture and vessels from sheets of clay. Formed by an innovative technique entirely his own, his work is highlighted with touches of glaze, precious lustres and metallic oxides. By manipulating the clay sheets from the inside to form the shape, the texture created by this method is integral and unique to every piece.

David’s work is based on the female form and the different contexts in which it is viewed.  His work explores our attitudes to the body and perceived notions of beauty informed by imagery from within the Contemporary fashion industry as well as historically.