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Contact Details

Studio: The Pottery, Prussia Cove Road, Rosudgeon, Penzance, Cornwall, UK, TR20 9AX. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1736 762167
Email:
Web-site: www.peterswansonpottery.com
Availability: Usually there most of the time, but its always best to phone if travelling any distance.

Directions: Pottery is on the A394 half way between Penzance and Helston.


Joined on: 2001-11-20
Last Updated: 2012-02-10

Current Work

Current Work

All work is reduction fired stoneware. There is a constantly changing display of pots to see, from domestic ware to gallery pieces.

Work generally available from:
Cornwall Crafts Assoc.
St. Ives Ceramics , Cornwall
The Oakwood Gallery, Nottingham
The Harlequin Gallery, Greenwich London
On Line Gallery, Southampton
I Tre Gallery, West Bay

Work can also be purchased directly from me at the studio.

Technical Information

Technical Information

All pots are thrown using a self mixed clay, two wheels are used, one a momentum wheel, [favorite] and a Shimpo. All the glazes are mixed using wood ashes, local stone dusts, different clays and slips. The kiln used is a self-built gas fired downdraught of some 36cu.ft.

History

History

I have been a potter for over thirty years and over this time pots have evolved continually. I fire stoneware clay to 1320c. My glazes are made up using locally sourced materials i.e. wood ashes stone dusts etc these are all fired in my gas kiln. I am at present working with a wood fired Anagama kiln that offers different qualities in surface decoration, the pots are subjected to a minimum of twenty four hours of firing and emerge scorched and covered in ash, this is deposited on the pots during the firing.

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Porcelain
Thrown
Handbuilt
Tenmoku
Celadon
Ash
Kitchen & Tableware
Wood
Gas
Anagama