Chris Hawkins

The immediacy of the raku copper fuming process influences how I work; striving to create a balance between tightly thrown form and the unpredictability & vibrancy of the fumed copper surface.

I work from my studio which is set in 6 acres of woodland, it is an artist’s paradise having been largely left untouched with water meadows and ponds creating a haven for wildlife and is one of the inspirations for my creativity. The land runs along the banks of the river Tamar, a steep sided valley which serves as a border between Devon & Cornwall in the Southwest UK.

The Tamar Valley has a long mining history and is well known for its industrial heritage, parts of the valley are designated as a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’, it also sits in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. The area has also been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Cornwall & West Devon Mining Landscape. My studio sits within 100m of a deep adit for ‘Ding Dong’ mine that was once mined for the same sort of minerals that I use in my glazes today.

Galleries & Shows


Jarva Gallery - Whaley Bridge, High Peak

Jarva Fine Art  -  Buxton, Derbyshire

Northern Lights - Keswick, Cumbria

OCG Arts - Ambleside, Cumbria

Galleria Luti - Callander, Scotland

Serena Hall Gallery - Southwold

Hackney Muse - London E8 3RL

Leaping Hare Gallery  - Easingwold, York

SHOWS 2024

23 - 26 August - Contemporary Craft Show, RHS Hyde Hall, Essex -