About Josse

Tel: +44 (0) 7878 064 587
email: mail@josse.plus.com

Visits to Studio and Gallery by appointment.

Born in 1959, Josse is son of ceramist and painter Derek Davis and painter Ruth Davis. Since graduating in 1981 from Bath Academy of Art with a BA Honours in Ceramics, Josse has worked in his home town of Arundel on the South Coast of England.

1977 - 1978 Foundation at West Sussex College of Art and Design.
1978 - 1981 Ceramics Degree at Bath Academy of Art.
1982 - 1986 Full-time Ceramics teacher at Slindon College. Sussex.
1982 - 1989 Part-time Painting & Ceramics Teacher. Syon House, Sussex.
1988 - 1993 Part-time Ceramics Instructor. Havant College. Hampshire.
1990 - 1992 Part- time Tutor. Edward James Foundation. West Dean.
1992 - 1993 Part-time Lecturer. New England College. Sussex.
1992 - 1997 Part-time Painting & Ceramics Teacher. Syon House, Sussex.
1994 - 1994 Part-time Ceramics Tutor. Portsmouth City Museum. Hampshire.
2002 - 2003 Workshops for West Sussex Youth University.
1989 - 2016 Founder member and exhibitor in Arundel Gallery Trail. Sussex.
2001 - 2004 Member of Continuum.

Grants

1989 Studio and Equipment Grant from Southern Arts Association.
2003 Capital grant from South East Arts for new wheel and kiln.

References

Robert Founier - 'Potters’ Marks'
Carolyn Genders - ‘Sources of Inspiration'
Greenpeace - ‘The Sea’
Chris Blanchett - '20th century decorative British tiles (craft & studio tile makers)'
Southern Counties Audio Video link - 'At the potter's wheel'
Profile of the Artist, Nov 2008 Edition - 'World of Interiors'
500 Raku by Lark Books 2011

Exhibitions

1984 Terrace Gallery. Worthing. Sussex.
1985 Terrace Gallery. Worthing. Sussex.
1987 Cre Gallery. Kensington. London.
1988 Guildhall. Winchester. Hampshire.
1990 Retrospective. West Dean College. Sussex.
1990 Young Contemporaries Art Gallery. Eastbourne.
1990 London Potters Summer Show.
1990 Sight Specific Gallery. Arundel. Sussex.
1991 Sight Specific Gallery. Arundel. Sussex.
1992 Terrace Gallery. Worthing. Sussex.
1992 Charlotte Hennig Gallery. Darmstadt. Germany.
1993 Raku Summer Show. Amalgam Gallery. London.
1993 Cornucopia. Sight Specific Gallery. Arundel.
1995 Fire and Iron Gallery. Leatherhead. Surrey.
1995 Hove Museum. Sussex.
1996 Pallant House. Chichester.
1998 Gillingham Tenth Open Art Exhibition. Kent.
2002 Continumm show. Henley Surrey.
2003 Worthing Museum. Sussex.
2003 Thebes gallery Lewes. Sussex.
2003 Brighton Festival.
2005 Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel.
2005 Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester.
2006 Worthing Museum. Sussex.
2006 Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel.
2007 Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel.
2009 Barzina Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
2009 Galerie Handwerk. Munich. Germany.
2010 Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel.
2011 Brighton Festival.
2011 Cecilia Colman.
2011 Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester.
2011 Studio Gallery, Midhurst.
2012 Zimmer Stewart, Arundel.
2012 Brighton Festival.
2012 Studio Gallery, Midhurst.
2012 Ardquin Fine Art, Haslemere, Surrey.
2012 Christmas Open-doors, Brighton.
2013 Brighton Festival.
2013 Studio Gallery, Midhurst.
2013 Cecilia Colman.
2013 Christmas Open-doors, Brighton
2014 Brighton Open House. Milton House.
2014 Barnes Open House London.
2015 Cecilia Colman
2015 Barnes Open House London.
2016 Wine St. Gallery Devizes
2016 Brighton Open House. Milton House
2016 Wine St. Gallery Devizes

2010 Work commissioned by Shepperton Studios for
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang. Film credits given.