Code:    J1

Name: Break Waters    

When was it made: May 2015                   

Weight: 302g                    

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.