my work

paper porcelain cylinders
paper porcelain cylinders

I work with both porcelain and stoneware. Porcelain for its whiteness and translucency and stoneware for its strength and forgiveness; I also make porcelain paper clay from a mush of porcelain and paper. Mainly, I use the paper clay to paint on, form into cylinders and sometimes, to make other work.

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Whenever possible, materials for pots and glazes are sourced locally and made completely from scratch using, for example, clays bought from a St Agnes quarry and even ingredients collected when I am out walking. All pieces are either thrown on the wheel or hand-built before being twice-fired in an electric kiln, first to 1040°C and then glazed to 1240°C. Tableware is dishwasher safe.