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Contact Details

Studio: The Pottery, Culmington, Ludlow, Shropshire, UK, SY8 2DF. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1584 861212
Email:
Web-site: www.markgriffithspottery.co.uk
Availability: Visitors to the pottery and well-stocked showroom are welcome at all times, but please phone first to check opening hours.
Joined on: 2007-07-04
Last Updated: 2014-03-20

Current Work

Current Work

Woodfired saltglazed pots and gas fired reduction stoneware with ash glazes and tenmoku.

Current Work Available from:
We keep a well-stocked showroom showing the current work. I like to work towards an increasing number of exhibitions, but meeting the buyer still is a very important part of making pots for me.

 

Courses Available

Courses Available

Technical Information

Technical Information

The wood kiln is a 70cu ft single chamber bourry-box kiln, fired to 1300 c
The gas kiln has a packing area of 70 cu ft. And is fired to 1280 c
All glazes are made from materials found locally, wood ashes and quarry dust, often over slips dug from stream banks, and a local pool.


Background History

Background History

After two years working in three very different potteries I set up my first workshop in 1975 with the help of the then, CAC new craftsman grant. A move to West Wales to make domestic stoneware lasted three years before settling at our current location in Shropshire. For twenty years our main production has been terracotta garden pots, selling from home and undertaking commissions for some of the great gardens throughout the UK.

A return to stoneware in 2005 and wood firing has re-kindled an enthusiasm for the more considered work.

I am known as a “big ware “ thrower, and am always pleased to be asked to demonstrate.

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Thrown
Tenmoku
Salt
Ash
Kitchen & Tableware