Dennis was born in Liverpool in 1949, attending St Helens School of Art and the Polytechnic Wolverhampton gaining a Diploma in Art & Design, Ceramics in 1971.
Dennis has lectured at St Helens school of Art, Blackburn School of Art, Harrogate College of Arts and Technology and the University of Wolverhampto. He has been a guest lecturer/demonstrator for colleges and ceramics groups across the UK.
STUDIOS AND MAKING METHODS
Dennis set up studios in Lancashire and West Yorkshire before moving to Shropshire in 1991to take up a lecturing post at the University of Wolverhampton.
His early work was very much influenced by the industrial urban landscapes of East Lancashire and West Yokshire; producing one-off pieces fired to 1260 centigrade alongside raku fired pieces. His current work is more landscape influenced and fired to 1120 C, using a blended black and terracotta body overpainted with engobes and lightly brushed with transparent glaze.
More recently Dennis has been producing paintings in oil and acrylic alongside his ceramics.
Recent works have been influenced by the coastal landscapes around the UK.
Information is gathered working plein air before being developed further in the studio in two and three dimensions. Working in this way allows an interaction of ideas between the different media.
May 2018 - October 2018, The Goat's Street Gallery, St David's, Pembrokshire.
A selection of work will be on exhibition over the summer season
November 23 to 25th - Open Studio exhibition, Angela Verdon Studios, 1066 London Road. Derby. DE24 8QA. free entry all welcome
Friday 23rd - First Viewing 5-00 pm - 8-00pm
Saturday 24th - 10-00 am - 5-00pm
Sunday 25th - 11-00am - 4-00 pm
Also showing work: Angela Verdon - bone china, Russell Wilson - mixed media animal sculpture, Ellen Yates - bone china
April 2019 -Twenty-Twenty- Ludlow - further details to be posted
All Stretton, Shropshire.
Dennis has relocated to All Stretton, Shropshire and will be in production in his new studio in early 2019.
CPA Members Profiles
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