Straight-sided lava mugs

I normally trim a foot-ring on my functional ware, but occasionally I make things without them. You would think this saves time, and it probably does if you’re used to doing it. But in my case I spent the same amount of time tidying the bases of these as I would have done just trimming …

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Crystal wave tumblers

I love the small crystals that grow where these glazes overlap. I have this exact glaze combination on lots of things in my kitchen, but it really suits these vessels. The tumblers I choose for this tend to have squarer bottoms compared to my other glazes, I’m not sure why but it just feels right.

Colourful tumblers

These wavy rimmed and wobbly walled drinking cups are perfect for wine, whiskey or water, or whatever else it is you like to drink. They’re decorated with a mix of three glazes that give blues, greens and rusty oranges. It’s amazing, but everyone I’ve asked has a different favourite combination of shape and colour.

Ice crackle vases

This vase has been glazed with a very simple crackle glaze. Sometimes called a ‘kuan’ or snowflake glaze. It’s got a beautiful glassy and organic surface. It’s a very simple recipe with just three ingredients; a ground up granite-like rock (called nepheline syenite), ground up chalk (what we potters call whiting) and ground up flint …

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Lava lidded jars

These jars are glazed with a ‘lava’ glaze, otherwise known as an ‘oilspot’ glaze. It forms when you layer one glaze over another, and the glazes have just the right chemistry to react in the way they do. I then applied an additional layer of colourful glazes to get the effect you see before you. …

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Coffee tumblers

This is one of my favourite glaze combinations. It shows off the honey coloured clay, hints at the firing and manages to be colourful at the same time. It really suits these irregular forms. Here’s a lovely closeup, showing off the curve in the rim. And another showing a typical foot. You can see how …

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Nuka teabowl

Teabowls are a used for serving matcha tea and and come in many forms. They range in shape from the exquisitely refined all the way to the incredibly rough and ready. This one attempts to strike a balance between the worlds of natural and man made. They are part of the experience of tea drinking, …

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My makers mark

My mark changes from time to time, mainly because I lose the stamp and have to make another. This is my current stamp and the one I have settled on for now. It’s ‘T’ with two dots, one on each side. I do try to remember to stamp all my work, but sometimes I forget. …

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Nuka moonjar

Moonjars are traditional Korean forms used to store rice, vinegar and other foodstuffs. They’re normally quite large and often made in two sections. Bernard Leach famously gifted an exquisite moonjar to another famous potter, Lucie Rie. It’s quite an interesting story. This one’s quite small and thrown as a single pot. It’s glazed with a …

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Stacking bowls

Stacking bowls present some unique challenges to the potter. I’ve not quite mastered the method of making them all line up height wise, but I can get them to neatly fit inside one another. I quite like the artichoke-ness of them! The bowl set above has been glazed with a glossy nuka glaze – which …

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Colourful fruitbowl

I’ve been playing with a new set of glazes recently to see if I can get a bit more movement into my decoration. I think I might be onto something here!

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