Mark Campden’s work is distinctive for the skill of his brushwork decoration, rich in imagery inspired by nature.
Working in the traditional majolica technique, his pieces are first formed in earthenware clay and covered with a white tin glaze. The surface then becomes his canvas for meticulous decoration. Each detail in Mark’s work is hand painted onto the piece in fluid brushstrokes.
For the last few years, Mark has been making reduced pigment lusterware, a new direction that is equally rewarding and challenging. Constant observation of life in the natural world provides Mark with an endless wealth of imagery which infuses his work.
About Mark Campden
Mark has been making things with clay for as long as he can remember. Growing up in a creative environment, his father a potter and painter, his mother a ceramic sculptor, it was inevitable that Mark would choose the life and career of a craftsman.
Mark has been working as a professional potter for over thirty years, exhibiting both in Ireland and abroad. He runs The Bridge Pottery studio with his partner Caroline Dolan.