Code:    M21 (waves)

Name: to double a number       

When was it made: 28th June till 7th July

Weight: 239g                    

Width: 8cm at the rim                   Height: 7 cm

Technical Data:

Stoneware clay body fired to 1220C

Hyplas slip

Modified Leach 1-2-3-4 glaze with 7.5% Red Iron Oxide

Platinum Lustre                740C

Stoneware makers stamp mark

Time to make:

Mug Body             5 minutes

Handling              8 minutes

Slipping                4 minutes

Glazing                 2 minutes

Lustre                   4 minutes

Stamping             0.5 minutes

Total time            23.5 minutes


A potter that makes me think of the sea would be Simon Carroll, he altered the patterns in the sand and made his own. The first I saw of his work was at retrospective of his work at the V&A, the work instantly spoke to me, and I am glad I stumbled across it that day.

He would probably find my work not bold enough, as I do some days.

I still have time, this mug doesn’t represent the end of my work only an only going journey.


There is an odd kind of combination of qualities here: of precision and irregularity. Speed and care. Earthy colours and metallic glaze. Gritty and glassy textures. I like this mug and I love knowing something about how it was made and your thoughts that go with it. It is generous, honest and peculiar. We are keeping it on the mantel away from our mass produced mugs, which don’t tend to last long in our house.