76 x 76cm
Mixed Media and Bitumen on Paper Laid onto Board
Ian Pearsall was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia in 1967, and after the age of one, relocated, (pre-empting the war for an independent Zimbabwe), to Malawi. He lived there for the next fifteen years.
His connection to Stoke-on-Trent is through his parents, who were both born in The Potteries. His mother is from Birches Head, and his father from Northwood. They came from a lineage of potters, paintresses, soldiers and coal miners, with generations further back into the smoke of the six towns.
Ian Pearsall moved to The Potteries at the age of sixteen. He began to nurture the creative seed and[…]