After studying sculpture and ceramics at Loughborough College, Colin Kellam went as assistant to Marianne de Trey at Shinners Bridge Pottery, Dartington from 1960 to 1967. Over a seven year period Colin helped produce the standard domestic stoneware of the pottery, whilst at the same time developing his highly individual style and firing the results in his own wood kiln. In 1968 he set up his pottery at the Lion Brewery, Totnes, building a large oil burning kiln (now in its 4th decade). A comprehensive range is produced by Colin, including oven-to-tableware, lamp bases, garden pots, large decorated platters and Colin's much sought after and diverse bird, animal and fish sculptures.
The sculptues fired to a high temperature (1320°C) in a large oil-fuelled kiln. Natural pigments are employed in the decorating process, predominantly iron, cobalt, chrome and manganese applied over an ash glaze; the striking red is a vitreous slip which goes onto the unfired ware and is revealed in the firing by a wax-resist technique.
All Sculptures are weather and even frost proof.