Name: Rolling Hills
When was it made: June 2015
Width: 6.5 at the rim, 8.5cm at the foot Height: 7.5cm
Technical Data: Stoneware clay body fired to 1220C
Interior Modified Leach 1-2-3-4 glaze with 1% Cobalt Oxide
Exterior Modified Leach 1-2-3-4 glaze with 5% Red Iron Oxide and 1% Cobalt
Platinum Lustre 740C
Terracotta makers stamp mark
Time to make: Body 5 minutes
Glazing 2 minutes
Lustre 1 minutes
Stamping 0.5 minutes
Total time 8.5 minutes
I was born in the land of Pendle, a place of storytelling, and tall tales, in my mind at least. A place that had witches and a hill that is called “Hill Hill Hill”, where cotton was worked and milled and my family worked in those deafening factories.
When I think of Benjamin Carter and his work with putting cotton flowers on plates, I think of a different view of cotton, of fabrics and mills.