About Us

Arthur Watson is resident artist and potter working at Tattershall Station Gallery and Pottery. His artwork and ceramics are exhibited at Tattershall Station Gallery and Pottery and also online at this site.

Tattershall Station Gallery and Pottery
Tattershall Station Gallery and Pottery

Tattershall's old railway station has been renovated as the venue for workshop, sales gallery and dwelling. It is situated on the western edge of the village on the A153, overlooks farmland to the horizon and is about a half mile from historic Tattershall Castle. The gallery is accessed via a gravel drive to a large car park and across platforms to the old booking hall.

Profile

Arthur studied at Leeds College of Art, before entering the teaching profession. He gained the National Diploma In Design in Illustration at special level, and the University of Leeds, Institute of Education, Art Teacher's Certificate. He taught at schools in Lincolnshire and became Head of Art at The Hereford School, Grimsby, a purpose built comprehensive school, and also lectured in ceramics at Grimsby School of Art. He then became self-employed as an artist-craftsman, developing skills as a studio potter and artist, painting in oils, acrylics and watercolours. Arthur eventually embarked upon a computer technician course, and now employs digital technology in his artwork. Arthur's foremost passion is pottery, and spends much of his time in his ceramic studio-workshop, alongside his students.

Times of Opening

Our Gallery is usually open 10 am - 4 pm daily. However, at certain times we may have to close, so contact us first if making a special journey.

Contact

Arthur and Gwen Watson

Tattershall Station Gallery and Pottery

Sleaford Road

Tattershall

Lincolnshire, LN4 4JG, UK

ceramics@craftpottery.uk

+44(0)1526344037

Student throwing
Student throwing 2

Pottery Classes

Arthur holds pottery classes at his workshop, where students may learn about throwing, hand-building and glazing their own pieces.

Pottery Experiences

We offer one-off pottery experiences for up to a group of four. See details at this link.

Terms of Trading

Purchases may be made by bank transfer and therefore, customers should email in order to exchange details. Your order is processed and despatched by courier to the address supplied. We hope that you will be pleased with your purchase, but returns are accepted within 14 days if you are not satisfied, and upon the item's return, a full refund, less return postage, will be made. Please contact us with any pre-purchase enquiries you may have, and we shall be happy to help.

About Digital Painting

Today’s digital technology has revolutionised our lives in so many aspects, and presented the opportunity for us to do things and view things in new, exciting ways. For the artist, the computer has become yet another tool with which to be creative, and allows him or her to employ and exploit traditional drawing skills and concepts in combination with the additional benefits the digital canvas has to offer. A program (or app), is required on the tablet to provide the artist with a virtual blank canvas and virtual brushes and paints. Both the artistic dexterity and computer literacy of the artist are then required to fully embrace the potential of the process. Unlike a printed reproduction of a traditional painting, a digital painting, produced on a computer, (which includes a tablet such as an iPad), is in fact the original, as there is no hard copy until it is printed out. This process employs the use of inkjet technology, (giclée), with the use of specially formulated inks and media to produce long lasting, light fast printouts. At Tattershall Station Gallery, Arthur's digital paintings have been printed on an Epson Stylus Pro 7600 large format printer which uses ultra chrome pigment inks on canvas, archival matte and watercolour paper, to provide vibrant and distinctive artwork. Arthur's digital paintings are produced using 2 methods. He uses an iPad and paints with a finger and is able to see the image on the tablet at the point of contact. He also uses a Wacom tablet to paint with a stylus and is able to view the picture on a computer monitor.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through arthurwatson.com or Tattershall Station Gallery and Pottery. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including PayPal through which online payment is made. You can reference the PayPal Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (any customised instructions, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, or to provide customer support;

• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as agreeing the use of photography in online and other promotional material;

• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and

• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.

• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access.

You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using my contact information.

Change, restrict, delete.

You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.

Object.

You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.

Complain.

If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Arthur Watson, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at ceramics@craftpottery.uk. Alternately, you may mail me at: Tattershall Station Gallery and Pottery, Sleaford Road, Tattershall, Lincs., LN4 4JG, UK.