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Recent work has been in reduced stoneware, some porcelain, and raku, with everything being made on the wheel.
The stoneware and porcelain is functional, while my raku often uses variations on the same forms -
especially bottles and bowls - but also includes more experimental work.
Work is thrown on a slow Leach kickwheel. For stoneware I use DSS clay
from Doble's, for raku a mix of equal parts of T-Material and HF
porcelain. All work is biscuit fired to 980°C.
While teaching in London I went to a pottery evening class at North
Kensington Institute and immediately fell in love with clay. Within
three months I was going to four classes a week, to a Saturday course
at Sir John Cass College, Whitechapel, and reading Bernard Leach's ‘A
Techniques Using Slips published by A&C Black / U.Penn in the Ceramics Handbooks series April 2010
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: 50 Ridgeway, Weston Favell, Northampton, UK, NN3 3AN.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1604 409942
Availability: My workshop is in a garage crowded with pots, my wheel, kiln and materials - I don't have a separate showroom. Visitors are very welcome but please telephone first.
Directions: Leave M1 at J 15 - not 15A or 16 - and take the Northampton road. (There is a 60 limit on part of this road). After a mile and a half, after the exit for Brackmills, take the exit for Town Centre / Bedford / H & E. Get into the middle lane.
Take the second exit from the roundabout - signed Abington. Follow the road up the hill, past the speed camera, straight over at the lights. Take the first right after the lights into Abington Park Crescent (the park will be on your left), then third right into Weston Way, then immediately right into Ridgeway. No. 50 is halfway up, on the right.
Last Updated: 2013-12-09