“Raku fired horse with screen printed transfers and horseshoe nails”
Height (max) 190 mm x Width (max) 230 mm
This horse is fired using the raku method. This exciting technique results in cracking on the piece which are highlighted with the smoking in the reduction bin. My sister provides me with horseshoe nails! These are fired in situ. The added roses are underglaze transfers and will never fade.
The nails are a little rough so care needs to be taken when moving the piece.
“Tall lidded smoke-fired vessel with Thames find“
Height (max, inc find) 270mm Width (max) 90mm
This piece is thrown on the potters wheel, burnished and smoke fired. Copper wire in the firing produces the fine lines, the fumes flow around the pot and created random markings and colours. This vessel has a foreshore find attached to the lid with copper wire.
240mm tall, 170mm wide
This sphere started life on the potters wheel. It is then burnished (smoothed) and fired in an electric kiln. Wrapped in foil with various additives (ferric, copper etc) it is saggar fired in a smoke bin. Polished with microcrystalline wax brings out the rich colours and finish.
Non-functional – decorative only. Not waterproof.
“Large smoked vase”
Size: 38cms x 18cms
Formed on the potters wheel this piece is burnished and fired in an electric kiln. Additives such as copper and ferric are added.
Copper wire creates the fine lines of the piece, it is finally fired in a smoke bin.
The vase is internally sealed and waterproofed.
“Three little smoked bottles”
Size: 22cms high
Three little bottles that have been thrown on the potters wheel, burnished, fired in an electric kiln and then smoked in a bin with additives including copper wire (this creates the fine lines). Each has a found piece of treasure. One is from the Thames, two have medieval buckles found by metal detection.
I am passionate about all things clay and make an eclectic mix of contemporary ceramics. Many of these reflect my love of alternative firing methods, raku, Indian smoke, saggar firings.
I am also inspired by finding treasures – discarded objects found on the beach or river foreshore and often incorporate these into my pieces, elevating their lowly status from laying overlooked in the mud or sand and making them visible once more. There is a tactile connection to the past as we consider who these objects belonged to and what their use was.
Contact Telephone Number: 07730 551 011
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Delivery: Packing and Posting offered at a reasonable cost. Happy to deliver within a 50 mile radius of Gatwick for fuel costs.