From a handful of soft squidgy clay to the hard fired ceramic form of a jug or a bowl is perhaps one of the most satisfying and exciting things in the world!
I make handmade porcelain ceramics including Mad March Hares, Mad Hatter Birdies, Christmas Stags, Hearts and Stars and quirky jugs, bowls and spoons, The relief pattern in each piece is created by impressing the clay into handmade plaster moulds, linocuts and traditional indian textile printing blocks. Letters, shells, stones, leaves and other found objects are also impressed into the clay.
My glazes are developed from my own recipes and experiments with glaze materials. They are all mixed and applied individually by hand. Most have several glazes applied before being fired in an electric kiln to 1260˚c. After which, they are lustred with gold, silver or copper and refired to 750˚c.
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