Chris Rumsey potter




Southwell, Nottinghamshire


I produce mostly electric lamps. They are not lamps in the traditional form, but are vessels that emit ambient light through holes in the body. Each lamp has two states: the unlit which can be appreciated for its form and glaze and the lit state where light spills out producing small circles of light around the form itself.


The base of each lamp is made in a plaster press mould. I then coil from the base to produce a fully enclosed vessel. The vessel is then cut open to allow for a lid and the holes to emit light:



Handmade clay lamps


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If you are interested in seeing my work, please contact me at the address below:


Chris Rumsey

14 Marrison Way,


NG25 0ED.

(01636) 813802

(07789) 742383



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7th January, 2012 - A display in the Southwell library of ceramic work by Southwell Care Project Pottery Group.





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Sat 5th November, 2011 - 10am to 4pm – I have a stall at Southwell Minster Winter Craft Fair


Sat 15th October, 2011 – 1pm to 4pm – I have a stall at Rolleston Craft Fair


Fri 12th, Sat 13th and Sun 14th August 2011 – I have a stall at Sandringham Craft Fair


May 2011 - Finally used the Raku kiln built during a workshop held by the Anglian Potters.  A group of friends from Newark College Wednesday Pottery Class held a Raku Party to christen the kiln. Click here for pictures.


Autumn 2010 – converted the garage into a pottery studio – which is now being used in earnest.


My favourite links


Support for people

Other unashamed plugs:

Newark Area Open Studios


Art Vibrations


Anglian Potters


Northern potters association


Snail Pottery


Zoo Ceramics


Sandy Bywater Ceramics - beautiful porcelain lights


Lois Rumsey professional counsellor based in Newark, Nottinghamshire.


Framework supporting homeless and vunerable people in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire


Shelter advice, information and advocacy to people in housing need


Southwell Care Project serving adults with learning difficulties in Nottinghamshire


Southwell folk group Anna Elias and the Forlorn Hope – release superbly crafted debut album ‘Valleys in the Flatlands’


Southwell Folk Festival  June 2013


Rural Roots Music staging roots based music in Southwell


Southwell Workhouse  (National Trust)


La Parisienne Cafe Restaurant, Southwell French Moroccan restaurant: small, intimate with fantastic food.


Manor Farm, Bleasby Tearooms and function room.


Nootka Rose, Southwell Homemade therapeutic products from our friend Sarah