Name: Break Waters
When was it made: May 2015
Width: 7.5cm at the rim and foot Height: 9.5cm
Technical Data: Stoneware clay body fired to 1220C
Local Clay slip layer, Hyplas slip layer, with carved boats
Shop bought glaze with 20% Red Iron Oxide
Platinum Lustre 740C
Terracotta makers stamp mark
Time to make: Body 10 minutes
Glazing 2 minutes
Lustre 4 minutes
Stamping 0.5 minutes
Total time 16.5 minutes
I love pushing pots slightly too far, the mug collection originally had two pieces that were collapsed but my son loved them so much he claimed them before I could put the lustre on. There is a sense of movement from these pots that some would consider failures.
I can’t seem to distance the sea from my work, probably because of it’s ever presence in my own life, but at the same time I dream of rolling hills and trees and they just don’t seem to get together.