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My Clay Pottery

My Clay Pottery page displays examples of my work over the last 15 or so years. Making pottery was something I always wanted to do, and I finally plucked the courage to book on to a beginners evening course in Harrow.

This was the start of a hobby that has taken me through the years. I have been on various short courses but now have a kiln and wheel in my back garden.

I was fascinated with throwing and it has taken over 14 years for me to appreciate some of the other techniques.

So, here is an extract of my clay pottery with examples from my initial attempts and from the work I do today.

Small Dishes

Dish - black clay and stoneware glazeDish - black clay and stoneware glaze
Dish - black clay and stoneware glaze. Dish constructed from clay over cardboard template.Second dish - black clay and stoneware glaze. Dish constructed from clay over cardboard template.

Platters

Terracotta Pottery PlatterPlatter made with earthenware clay using a mold. Decoration is clay slip and transparent glaze. Decoration is in the style of the craft of aboriginal art.
PlatterStone platter made by throwing clay on a pottery wheel with decoration made with sponge stamp and matte glaze.
PlatterPlatter made from stoneware clay on mold. Decorated with glaze crayon and covered with transparent glaze.
PlatterStoneware platter made on square mold. Decorated with sgrafitto marks in the clay and green glaze.

Teapots

Stoneware teapotStoneware teapot
Stoneware teapot.Stoneware teapot.

Large and Small Bowls

Pottery BowlsThrown stoneware pottery bowls made during my first evening course in pottery.
Pottery BowlsThrown stoneware bowl decorated with commercial brush on glaze.
Pottery BowlsBottom of the thrown stoneware bowl.
Pottery BowlsThrown stoneware bowl made with commercial glaze including crystals for pattern
Pottery BowlsThrown stoneware bowl fired in a salt fired wood kiln
Pottery BowlsThrown stoneware bowl fired with green glaze and strips of copper - the black pattern

Thrown bowl - decoration glaze crayonThrown bowl - decoration glaze crayonThrown bowl - decoration glaze crayon

Three stoneware bowls thrown and turned on a wheel. Decoration is glaze crayon covered in a transparent glaze.

Cups and Jugs

cupsStoneware cups. 5 wood fired and 2 home made glaze.
gobletsTwo thrown stone goblets.
Stoneware jugsStoneware jugs.
Stoneware jugsStoneware jugs.

Large Coiled Pots - made from coiling clay.

Thrown jugs - stoneware glazedThrown jugs - stoneware glazed
Coiled pot made from earthenware clay, decorated with slip and transparent glaze.Another earthenware terracotta pot made in the method of an African beer pot.

Click on this links if you would like to see some of the techniques used in making my clay pottery.


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