I enjoy making pots that are functional but also beautiful and lovely to touch and hold. I love the throwing process and find that the pots often grow and form themselves of their own accord into something unexpected. That is only the beginning of the process, turning the pots may change their character again. The next stage, the glazing, is fascinating as it may give a rather unusual result which adds to the fun. Of course the very final stage is interacting with people as they come to look at and discuss the pieces and the process of making them. Last year several of my pots went abroad and I love to think of them, and ones that have not gone so far afield, being enjoyed in their new homes.
We also enjoy making raku pots and sculptures at our studio. Raku firing is exciting but there are can be casualties if pots get dropped due to the extreme heat or if they don't get fired hot enough. We get some wonderful colours in the glazes when we have a successful firing. I particularly like making figures in this way.
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