17-18th October 2015 Made in Leamington
Leamington Town Hall
23-24-25th October 2015 Select Showcase
Cheltenham Town Hall
Sunday 15th May 2016 Ceramics in Charnwood
Loughborough Market Place
I work mainly with stoneware clay and love throwing forms on the wheel. I also enjoy hand building by pinching and coiling. My work is mainly concerned with form, often organic and sculptural and often inspired from the practice of life drawing. The work I am producing mainly is unglazed and referred to as naked clay either through raku or smoke firing processes.
Horsehair raku is a process of heating up burnished & polished pots in a raku kiln & pulling them out red hot. Horsehair, feathers & sugar are then carefully placed on the pots which instantly ignite to leave a carbon imprint and smoke marks on the pots.
Resist slip & glaze naked raku is a process of resisting smoke penetrating the pot to produce a dramatic contrast against the white of the clay used.
The shine is then enhanced with beeswax. The pots are for decorative purposes only as they are not glazed & therefore not waterproof.