The Oakwood Gallery was founded in 1999 by husband
and wife team David & Ausma Binch. Although only opening a gallery
in 1999 David & Ausma's interest in pottery and potters now
goes back over fifty years.
The gallery was situated in the picturesque North Nottinghamshire
village of Edwinstowe. From the very beginning the gallery exhibited
mainly work by a group of potters that were making pottery in or
after the Oriental tradition of stoneware. The ethos of the gallery
was firmly founded in the Leach Tradition. Some of the potters whose
work was shown were Richard Batterham, John Leach, Phil Rogers,
Mike Dodd, Jim Malone and Edward Hughes to name but a few.
David Binch is an authority on the works of Bernard Leach and Shoji
Hamada, and has been a member of the advisory group of the Leach
Pottery Restoration Project.
Past Exhibitions Programme
2000 Jim Malone (Solo Exhibition)
2001 Mike Dodd (Solo Exhibition)
2001 Nick Rees (Solo Exhibition)
2002 Edward Hughes (First Solo Exhibition in the UK)
2002 Totally Teabowls (Featured over 25 potters)
2003 Jack Kenny (Solo Exhibition)
2003 Phil Rogers (Solo Exhibition)
2003 John Leach (Solo Christmas Exhibition)
2004 Totally Teabowls (Featured over 50 potters)
From the summer of 2004 The Oakwood Gallery has
been solely an online gallery. However in 2006 to 2009 we
curated an exhibition series at The Thoresby Gallery.