Thank you for looking at my work, I make functional stoneware pottery from my home studio situated in a former corner shop. I enjoy the beautiful light that the original windows afford as well as the interaction with the local community when the weather allows I like to work with the doors open so passersby can stop and have a chat.
I have limited facilities at my home studio so fire and glaze my work locally with my colleague Anne Richards Ceramics She has a garden studio situated by the side of the River Thames in beautiful Greenwich. Anne makes with porcelain, there is a contrast in our work that compliments the other's, we trade together as Harbour Pots at Greenwich Market and other venues.
My pottery is wheel thrown with stoneware clay, I use Earthstone as, when fired, the almost white colour and slight texture suit the functionality of the items I make and the methods I use. All my pieces are individual, I don't follow a specific template and prefer to use the weight of the clay as a guide rather than measurements; dimensions and shapes will differ slightly rather than conform. I like the piece used to feel just yours, an everyday item but also tactile and unique to you. I mainly use three glazes in my work, prefering to use these glazes individually or overlaying them for a more muted or dramatic effect; I use one or two additional glazes to tie in with the changing seasons. An area at the base will often be naked clay highlighting the contrast between the rough, matte clay in it's natural form and the smooth glossy finish of the item.
The work I make is predominantly for the kitchen, often the focal area in a home, preparing food for families and friends then eating and drinking indoors or out!