Tim Andrews has gained an International reputation for his distinctive smoke-fired and raku ceramics. He makes individual Raku work - black and white with linear decoration or burnished muted coloured slips. The pieces are usually thrown, although new work is handbuilt. Bisque-firing is in a conventional gas kiln to 1060˚C. Many pieces have a 'resist' slip and glaze applied and are then fired in a 'top hat' fibre glass kiln to around 1000˚C, before removal when red-hot to a smoking chamber. When cold the resist glaze is chipped off and the pot cleaned up and waxed.


He is a Fellow of the C.P.A. and a full member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen (Chairman of the selection Committee 1996 - 98) and a Member of the West Country Potters Association. His pieces have been acquired for both public and private collections including: Stoke on Trent and Liverpool Museums; Ashmolean Museum; St. John's College Oxford; Donna Karan, New York; Lord Chancellor Lord Irving; Imerys; The Royal Bank of Scotland (2006).