Venue: The Victoria Institute, Tarrant Street, Arundel. BN18 9DG
Jonathan Waights spent his childhood in Portugal and began his ceramics training as a teenage apprentice in a small tile factory there. Moving to London at nineteen years old he set up his own business - Art on Tiles - supplying bespoke hand painted tiles to architects and interior designers. After more than thirty years developing his knowledge of ceramic finishes, he finally - in 2016 - had an opportunity to begin working in clay. Whilst also showing a selection of his hand painted tiles, his exhibits consist primarily of his clay work. Jonathan has been experimenting with a wide variety of methods, before concentrating primarily on slab pots and turned pots. He is exploring texture and forms,combining this new endeavour with his knowledge of glazes and his ability to hand decorate.