In Pursuit of Pottery Perfection, that I never seem to find.

After what seems like a very long time I am now throwing again and will be preparing work for an exhibition of my work in the not too distant future.  It always seems impossible to photograph a pot without showing a distort in the focus of the rim, but here are some of my attempts below.

Commissions Undertaken.

Green Glazed Vase 43cm high 2016


Recent Burnished work 

Homage a Lava.

Here are some pieces made recently. 

African Inspired SOLD

Throwing A Pot 2015 

All memories are traces of tears. 

Glazed 30 cm high 

African (Zulu) Inspired but Glazed 35cm high 

 These are some of the simple shapes I have been throwing.

I have then burnished them leaving the throwing rings visible. 

A groupment of some of my burnished pots 


 Yes its dirty work but someone has to do it. This was quite a while ago.



 Always looking for new ways to fire my work whilst learning to throw competently.

I am still trying to explore simple slip decoration that relies heavily on  simplicity of  the shapes I throw.

How much can you do with a slip of the same colour?

Quite a lot I find ,and by putting the emphasis on the shape and its reflecting of light off the surface decoration is a challenge I currently enjoy.

Here I have used a barked effect with burnishing. 

Double Gourd  I like to burnish but leave the throwing rings in a piece in order to create a hand made feel

29cm high 2013 

Detail of rim 

Trying to add a bit of texture 2013 

 Burnished double Gourd

Hand Burnished 

 Burnished Earthenware

Burnished Eathenware with glaze spots 

Sagger Fired 

Burnished and Sagger Fired 


Here I have sagger fired the pots using ancient Greek techniques the method used is almost the same as 2,000 years ago.


Sometimes I find myself being inspired by Ancient Classical pieces.



Experiments with glaze 

 40 cm High Handbuilt SOLD

 I hope to get around to glazing this sculpture soon


Craquelle Glazed PROFILE  October 2011

 Craquellure Sculpture 25 cm High

Terracotta sagger Fired FaceMask

 Herculaneum MMX       



Early Burnished Work

Its a dirty business, but someone has to do it.