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email:Russell Hackney

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I was born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent, England, an area famous for pottery making and I worked in the family ceramics business for many years, learning modelling and mouldmaking from my father.

I specialize in embossment work - hand carving all my original models - from which I make moulds for casting porcelain. Currently my embossment designs derive from ideas of fable, folklore and nobility.

I often begin a new piece with a narrative in mind, perhaps a line from a poem.

original design by Mireille Dijks and Jasna Sokolovic/revised 2009 by Linda Lewis and Don Jung