“Fish topped lidded pot”
13 cm High x 12 cm Wide
Wheel thrown in white stoneware clay, turned with relief decoration, modelled fish handle and ball feet. Slip with cobalt and copper applied to body, cobalt oxide to highlight fish detail.
“Fish edged plate”
2.5 cm high x 30 cm wide
Wheel thrown in white stoneware clay, base fish applied in paper resist decoration, turned and relief fish on rim added. Slip with cobalt and copper applied to body, cobalt oxide to highlight fish detail.
11.5 cm High x 15 cm Wide
Following the revival of seahorse numbers in Studland Bay during the calm of the Corona Virus causing there to be fewer boats anchoring and destroying the seagrass I have added seahorses to my fish vessels.
Wheel thrown in white stoneware clay, turned and foot ring added. Once firm, relief decoration added. Slip with cobalt and copper applied to body, cobalt oxide to highlight fish detail, copper oxide on the seagrass and underglaze on the seahorse.
“Fish edged bowl”
8 cm High x 25 cm Wide
Wheel thrown in white stoneware clay, turned and foot ring added on the wheel . The fish are applied in relief decoration round the rim, then cobalt and copper slip for the sea, and iron and manganese slip for the sand are painted onto the body and cobalt oxide to highlight the fish detail
“Oval fish gravy/sauce boat”
7.5 cm High x 17 cm Wide x 9.5 cm Deep
Having more time during lockdown to concentrate on new methods of construction I have spent some time on oval forms – dishes and sauce boats. Usually constructed in sets, this is the largest of the three sauce boat sizes made.
Wheel thrown in white stoneware clay without a base. Once firm the form is squeezed into oval and the base added. Spout pulled and handle added, then relief decoration. Cobalt and copper slip for the sea, and iron and manganese slip for the sand are applied to the body and cobalt oxide to highlight the fish detail.
I love pots – particularly handmade functional pottery – handmade pots have real personality. I hope that my pots demonstrate the enjoyment I have in making them, and that people can find the same enjoyment in using them in their homes.
I use a white stoneware clay from Spencroft which is twice fired in an electric kiln. I like to build up the decoration before biscuit firing using paper resist and relief techniques; slips, oxides and underglaze colours; modelled and textured handles, then glaze (using glazes I developed while a student at Goldsmiths’ College in the 1980s) before firing to 1280 C.
My designs have a broad base, new designs being added to the range for different exhibitions and commissions – there is always more to explore – and my work is always evolving.
Here I have offered a few samples of my fish range of pots, using my signature blues and browns. Other designs can be viewed on my website www.fionakellypots.co.uk
Address: 13 Keswick Road, Bournemouth, BH5 1LP
Contact Telephone Number: 01202 396 788
Payment Methods Accepted: BACS Transfer (Preferred) or Cheque.
How to buy: Please telephone me on the number above if you wish to purchase an item.
Delivery: Packing and Posting offered at a reasonable cost. Alternatively work can be collected from my studio/delivered locally.