Wayne Galloway

Wayne Galloway is a ceramic artist living and working in Crail, Fife. He has a particular interest in alternative firing techniques including horsehair and feather raku – resulting in delicate and unique markings. Feathers and horsehair and collected from local forests and stables.

Texture is important, he creates smooth, burnished surfaces which are finished with layers of terra sigillata, an ancient ultra-refined slip. This provides a perfect canvas for his firings. The resulting pieces, polished with beeswax, are always invitingly tactile.

Wayne is interested in the ancient firing technique of pitfiring. He connects his work to the local environment by collecting driftwood and seaweed from the Crail shores to fuel his kilns. Each piece has dramatic surfaces, reminiscent of the brooding East Neuk seas.

New work begins to explore the textures found on the boats the Fife harbours.

Wayne shows his work at galleries across Scotland and exhibits at selected events including Potfest Scotland, Pittenweem Arts Festival and selected Design Markets.

Photos: Alistair Clark Photography


11 Temple Crescent
Crail KY10 3RS

Parking is limited so please park on the main road (Anstruther Road). Studio entry is from the front door of property.

Contact details:

facebook – @waynegallowayceramics
Instagram: @waynegallowayceramics