I produce handmade stoneware and raku ceramics for the discerning collector and enthusiast alike. Inspired by classic Japanese ceramics I hope to portray a "Zen" like quality in my work with subtle lines and quiet forms embodying the elements of Wabi / Sabi in my work and each piece telling a story as well as providing a functional use as well as being beautiful to look at
Stone & Raku ware
Availability of work:
Singing Soul Gallery, Cranbrook Kent
and via my website
Gas / Electric Kiln for Stoneware, cone 6-10 reduction and oxidised firing and Raku kiln for Raku work
I gained a lot of inspiration from other great English bonsai potters and this drove me to search for my own individual style, however Japanese ceramics always, and still does, have a huge influence over me.
Over the years I attended several courses at colleges and universities in my quest to improve and better myself. These courses have included throwing pots and glaze formula. In the early part of 2003 I purchased a potter’s wheel and a 9 cubic foot gas kiln. Again there was another learning curve with new glaze recipes and reduction firing. Eventually I progressed enough to sell my Bonsai ceramics all over Europe via shows and also from my website www.stonemokeyceramics.co.uk
I also have a huge interest in Studio Ceramics and I am just starting to deviate from the field of Bonsai Ceramics on my new journey into Studio Ceramics, hopefully finding my voice “En Route”. I am an avid fan of the Leach tradition as this tradition stemmed from the Japanese ethos of producing pottery of which I try to portray in my work. I love subtle lines and quite forms and the ceramic pieces I create must have plenty of “Wabi Sabi” as, in my eyes, there is beauty in in-perfection with each piece telling a story.