MY WORK

BOWLS

These are formed by pouring parian slip into custom made moulds.  These moulds are quite simplistic which allow me plenty of scope to cut, alter and place additions.  The heat of the firing also affects the final shape, which I can control to a certain extent when packing  the kiln, but ultimately the fire imparts it’s own individual stamp making each piece unique.

I use black parian slip to decorate during the forming process and spray a light glaze application in certain areas where I require a mother of pearl lustre or platinum lustre highlight. Pieces are fired to 1220 degrees centigrade followed by a lustre firing to 750 degrees centigrade.

  • Tube Lights

TUBE FORMS

These are formed by pouring parian slip into custom made tube moulds which again are very simplistic, providing me with a blank canvass to cut, fold, indent and add slip ‘ribbons’.  They are presented on either oak or slate blocks.

The tube forms are fired either lying on a bed of ceramic fibre or standing upright, depending on the amount of heat distortion to the profile I require.

Decorated with black parian slip and highlighted with mother of pearl and platinum lustre they are fired to 1220 degrees centigrade followed by a lustre firing to 750 degrees centigrade.

DISKS

Slip formed discs decorated with black parian slip and mother of pearl and platinum lustre highlights.  Presented on a black metal stand.

WALL DISCS

Slip formed discs with black parian slip and mother of pearl and platinum lustre highlights.

GARDEN DISCS

Slip formed discs with black parian slip decoration, highlighted with mother of pearl lustre on stainless steel framework.

BIRD BATHS

Slip formed, with gold leaf gilding on suspended and free-standing stainless steel frames.