I will be taking part in the Potters' Jolley at Blockley again this year - with 12 other ceramicists - on the 29th and 30th of October at Jubillee Hall, Blockley (see advert in the Warwickshire Open Studios brochure)
I studied at Leeds and at GoldsmithsCollege. Most of what I have learned about ceramics, I have learned from working with my father, Reg Moon, whose business, Torquil Pottery and the Gallery Upstairs (Henley-in-Arden) I worked in from 2004 to 2014. I also learned a lot subconsciously, from growing up in a pottery business.
I make and exhibit my own work as well as running art sessions for senior citizens in care homes, stroke support clubs and at a ‘memory café’.
For my own work I use porcelain to throw bowls and vessels of various sizes. The bowl shape suits my purposes for the kind of decoration I like to do, which is inspired by nature and sometimes incorporates poetry or text. Each piece is thrown on the potter’s wheel and trimmed. When dry I paint them with black and coloured clay slips. The pots are ‘bisque’ fired to 1000 degrees, then dipped in transparent glaze and fired to 1230 degrees, although I am now experimenting with earthenware clay, so as to be more eco-friendly and save money on firing costs!