My stoneware pottery is all handmade in my studio in Faversham, Kent. I select beautiful, warm-toned, textured or smooth clay which I throw on a pottery wheel to make bowls, plates and mugs, along with some one-off pieces. After careful drying and trimming, I fire the pieces in my kiln and allow them to cool. I use simple shiny hand-made glazes, sometimes experimenting with crystalline effects. Particular shades of white, with the warm clay freckling through, are my favourites. I love grey-whites, creamy-toned whites, and clean bright whites. Greens can be allowed to crystallise at the rims of bowls, or to glow across the whole piece. Once the pieces are glazed, I fire them at least once more until they have a beautiful texture and colour. Opening the kiln to reveal the finished pieces feels like magic.
I was delighted to appear in beautiful online magazine, Faversham Life. You can read more about my work and see pictures of the studio. I do hope you enjoy the article.
Thank you to Dave Bullivant for this photograph.