Martin McWilliam

Martin was born in South Africa in 1957 to Scottish/German parents. The family returned to the UK when he was nine. At high school he was introduced to the Japanese idea of ‘the beauty in imperfection’. After a foundation year at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art (Dorset) he started as the first trainee at the Dartington Pottery Training Workshop in Devon. Then in 1983, with five years of experience in European and Japanese workshops he set up his own studio in North Germany.

Based in Germany, Martin is an internationally acclaimed artist, with award winning pieces in museums and galleries all over the world.

Martin describes his work as ‘ Clay – Water – Wood –  Fire – Space’. These five elements are synthesised to create a reversed trompe-l’œil type of work, seemingly excavated or revealed, and simultaneously diminishing the third dimension.

“In my personal universe there is a space-time reality locked up in those simple clay forms –  the jar and the bowl as archetypal forms. I felt they go a lot deeper than we can imagine. What a major cultural change that must have been when we began to store and share food in those simple forms.  I have been considering a history of mistakes. Slipping into a new space – shifting from trying to copy the work I liked so much to more the idea of them and all the beauty and shortcomings of clay, water and fire. Instead of imitating, I work on re-presenting. Recently I have been thrilled to notice the shift in the approach to the restoration of vessels. Instead of attempting to plug missing areas – a space is left for your imagination to fill. “

Martin McWilliam
core 1
£1,350.00

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Martin McWilliam
mm bowl
£120.00

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Martin McWilliam
mm jar 4
£230.00

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Martin McWilliam
mm jar 3
£260.00

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Martin McWilliam
porcelain w bowl 2
£190.00

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Martin McWilliam
porcelain w bowl 1
£260.00

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Martin McWilliam
mm bowl d
£140.00

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Martin McWilliam
mm jar 2
£210.00

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Martin McWilliam
perl
£1,800.00

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Martin McWilliam
mbrane sway b jar
£600.00

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Martin McWilliam
mbrane sway b bowl
£550.00

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Martin McWilliam
time-space b
£1,350.00

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Martin McWilliam
vic class j
£3,100.00

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Martin McWilliam
singu 5
£700.00

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Martin McWilliam
t-s blue jar
£2,400.00

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Martin McWilliam
Kerr blue bowl
£2,500.00

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Martin McWilliam
kerr blue jar
£2,500.00

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Martin McWilliam
pheno bowl & jar
£1,600.00

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Martin McWilliam
pre core
£1,200.00

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Martin McWilliam
sp jar
£2,100.00

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Martin McWilliam
Majiajao
£2,100.00

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Martin McWilliam
t-s r bowl
£2,100.00

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Martin McWilliam
precore chi
£480.00

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Martin McWilliam
g wave jar 1
£2,100.00

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Martin McWilliam
g wave bowl 1
£1,800.00

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Martin McWilliam
mbrane ff bowl 2
£600.00

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Martin McWilliam
precore arc
£780.00

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Martin McWilliam
mbrane sway bowl 1
£500.00

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Martin McWilliam
mbrane sway ff jar
£1,100.00

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Martin McWilliam
membra sway J
£1,800.00

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Martin McWilliam
para blue
£1,800.00

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Martin McWilliam
tea bowl
£240.00

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Martin McWilliam
tea bowl
£270.00

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Martin McWilliam
mbrane sway e
£500.00

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Martin McWilliam
timespace bowl 1
£750.00

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