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Trained at Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts, Gilles makes thrown stoneware pieces which are then freely manipulated, some with added incised marks applied to the soft clay, revealing a subtle and tactile quality to the work. 'Over time my fascination with glazes has lead me to explore and produce a new range of monochromatic warm black, white and rust glazes obtained in the reduction kiln. The forms I choose to make are more minimal whilst keeping the spontaneous process of throwing alive.Each piece reflects on a forest of vessels bridging a gap between sculpture and function giving them a sense of energy and poetry thus exploiting the hypnotic potential of making playfull and repetitive forms'.

Born 1956

Fellow of the Craft Potters Association.
Crafts Council Index of Selected Makers.

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Exhibition History

2010 Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Arts, London
2009 Oxford ceramics Fair, CPA
2009 Contemporary Ceramics at Somerset House, New Makers in July
2008 Contemporary Ceramics, Bonhams, Leach Restoration Projects
2007 The power of Pots, Royal college of Arts, London
2007 Contemporary Applied Arts Focus Exhibition. London
2007 The Gallery at Bevere C P A at 50 Exhibition. Worcester.
2007 Number 52 The Gallery Contemporary Ceramic Arts, Opening Exhibition, Staffordshire .
2007 The Arc gallery, Element Exhibition ,Chester.
2006 Potters of Port St. Contemporary Crafts in the Cotswold.
2006 Ceramics in the City Geoffrey Museum London also in 05.
2006 Oxford Ceramics Fair the CPA also in 05/ 04/03/99/98.
2006 Earth and Fire Rufford also in 05/99/98/96/95/94.
2005 Wolfson College Exhibition Oxford.
2005 Table Maners International Contemporary Ceramics Crafts Council Gallery London.
2004 Clay Art Wales
2002 Feast Contemporary Tableware Southern Arts touring exhibition The Winchester Gallery.
2002 Showcase Exhibition Contemporary Ceramics the C P A London.
1999 Gilles Le Corre New Work Pallant House Chichester
1999 Contemporary Crafts and Fine Arts Royal Exchange The Blackthorn Gallery and Artech Manchester.
1998 9 th Bakers Dozen Round House Gallery
1997 Exhibition Terra Viva St. Quentin la Potterie France.
1995 Enchanted Garden Contemporary Applied Arts London
1994 Wallpieces Rufford Crafts Centre.
1994 Studio Ceramics 94 Victoria and Albert Museum the C P A London
1994 International Fine Ceramics Alpha House Gallery Sherborne
1994 Crafts Showcase Abingdon Museum
1992 Summer Time Collection Gallery Ledbury
1992 Summer Show Gallery Tessel The Netherland
1992 Exhibition Porticus Llandrindod Wells
1992 Plat du jour Bluecoat Display Centre Liverpool
1992 Fletcher Challenge Exhibition Auckland Museum New Zealand
1991 Chelsea Crafts Fair Supported by Southern Arts .
1991 Meetings Gallery Z Nijmegen The Netherland
1991 Decorative Ceramics Rufford Crafts Centre
1990 Functional Clay Craft Alliance Gallery St. Louis USA
1989 Change and Metaphor Galerie for English Ceramic Marianne Heller Germany
1987 Chelsea Crafts Fair the New Ashgate Gallery
1987 The New Members Show The Crafts Potters Shop London
1986 Summer Pots Peter Dingley Gallery
1986 Jugend Gestaltect International Munich Germany
1984 Decorated Ceramics The Oxford Gallery
1984 Crafts and Design Centre Leeds
1983 The Great Functional Pottery Show of 83 Katharine House Gallery
1982 A Festive Table Crafts Centre London
1982 Contemporary ceramics and Glass Stafford Art Gallery
1982 Ceramics 82 Rufford Crafts Centre
1982 Exhibition The Old Bull Gallery Barnet
1982 Exhibition The Meander Gallery and touring Durham

Public Collections

Stoke on Trent City Museum and Art Gallery.
The W.A. Ismay Collection Yorkhire Museum York
Rufford Ceramics Centre Nottinghamshire.


Ceramic Review no. 195 May / June 2002 Gilles Le Corre Potter in Practice, Margaret O Rorke.
The Ceramics Book Ceramic Review Pubs.Ltd 2006 E Cooper.
500 Cups Suzanne Tourtillot Larks Books 2005.
500 Bowls Suzanne Tourtillot Larks Books 2003
Clay and Glazes 3rd Edition Ceramic Review 2001 E Cooper
Buyers Guide to Contemporary British Studio Ceramics, Crafts Council 1999.
The Complete Potters Companion Conran Otopus, Tony Burks 1993.
A Taste Of Mexico Gilles Le Corre Ceramic Review no. 128 May / April 1991.
A Dictionary of British Studio Potters. Scholar Press Pat Carter 1990.

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