View Image Gallery Matt Horne(Full member)Tel: 07986250397 Email: Web: www.matthornepottery.co.uk
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Hand Thrown Crystalline Ceramics
Crystalline glazing is time consuming & expensive to produce. There can be many failures, but when all goes well the effects are stunning.
All of my pots are hand thrown in porcelain, one of the more difficult clays to throw, especially large pots. Crystalline glaze is mixed using a variety of ingredients, some measured in minute amounts. It is applied very thick, up to 4mm to encourage the glaze to run. The pot is then placed on a pedestal and stands in a dish, to catch the run-off during the firing.
When the kiln reaches the maximum temperature (up to 1300c). It is then rapidly cooled to a specific holding temperature. This is the time when the crystals form in the glaze. The amount of time held at this temperature contributes to the size of the crystals, which occur randomly, making each pot unique.
When all has cooled down, there is the delicate process of removing the pot from the pedestal and grinding the bottom smooth.
My passion for pottery started from an art lesson in the first year of my GCSE's at the age of 15. Whilst participating in a Ceramics lesson, I found that I very much enjoyed the creative process of making a pot, and seemed to have a natural talent for this type of art. Because of this, I carried on practicing to improve my technique.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Matt Horne Pottery, Cauldham Farm, Cauldham Lane, Capel-Le-Ferne, Folkestone, Kent, England, CT18 7HQ.
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Availability: By appoinment only
Joined on: 2011-04-19
Last Updated: 2013-11-26
Events featuring this potter
Blackthorpe Barn : Christmas Crafts at Blackthorpe Barn