Ceramic Murals

John Hodgson has used colour, glazes and relief carving to produce memorable and durable records of the archaeology of sites being developed.


One of the ceramic panels at Brintons Road, Southampton, created for Southampton City Council. The Saxon coin design commemorates the ancient town site of Hamwic. (Archaeological data from Southampton City Museums.)

Greyhound Yard

The Greyhound Yard mural at Tudor Arcade, Dorchester, Dorset. This five-panel ceramic mural, with its connecting frieze, was commissioned by the John Lewis Partnership and Taylor Woodrow to commemorate the rich history of the site, from the Neolithic henge monument to the 18th century brewing industry.


Preparatory drawing for and detail work on a large ceramic mural at Hythe Marina Village, Hampshire.

Hythe Marina

This large single panel at Hythe Marina Village, Hampshire, was commissioned by the developers Dean & Dyball to commemorate the original building of the marine residential complex.


One of four panels at Milbay Dock in Plymouth, developed by Dean & Dyball, which recall episodes in the history of the docks – Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the building of the Eddystone Lighthouse, and the return of the surviving crew of the “Titanic”.


This entrance feature, recalling the Roman origins of the Moriconium Quay site at Poole in Dorset, is an interpretation in ceramic of an original design by the site architects.


One of three ceramic panels made for residential developments at Randolph Street, Southampton, commissioned by Southampton City Council. The designs recall the market-gardening history of the Shirley district in Southampton. (Historical data from Southampton City Museums.)

VE-VJ anniversary

This ceramic map table, with VE Memorial reconstruction panels, was built as a memorial for the 50th anniversary of VE/VJ Day at Hythe Marina Village, Hampshire. (Data and original images from the local history society.)