“Taking inspiration from Oriental ceramics, I have developed a palette of my own glazes.
These range from subtle Shinos, to rich, dark Tenmokus and Copper Reds. Glazes are applied quickly by dipping and pouring in different combinations, which fuse together in the heat of the kiln. I am always adapting and experimenting with glaze, searching for different colours and textures to complement ceramic form.
Currently I am investigating using local materials from quarries, clay seams and wood ashes in my glazes.”
Close up glaze detail of one of my large square platters. Taken at this years Oxford Ceramics Show by Ben Boswell. Thanks Ben ! ... See MoreSee Less
I had a great time at the Oxford Ceramics Fair this year, I was looking after the AV set-up in the demonstration area and mostly photographing the demonstrations, as you may have seen. However I also took pictures of the potters and of some of their work, Here are the pots, potters to follow...
I should also point out that I tried to make sure that everyone got photographed - but I failed, there are several exhibitors who got overlooked, nothing personal, but with looking after the Demonstrators I just didn't get around as much as I had planned.
There were lots of beautiful things at OCF, many I would have loved to take home with me and there was also plenty that was not to my taste at all, however the thread going through the show was that the quality was really good.