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.
Mark Griffiths - Courses 2014 - Decorating Skills
22nd August 2014 to 24th August 2014
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.
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.