THE GLAZES

  • Blue-green: shows a lot of variation in colour and mood. When used with iron it can produce subtle areas of beige to dark grey.

  • Tenmoku: a Japanese glaze producing brown to black depending on the glaze thickness and position in kiln.

  • Chun: another glaze from Japan. Layered with iron glaze it produces purple to pale blue.

  • Nuka: a white Japanese glaze. Traditionally using rice straw ash we use mixed wood ash from a variety of Kentish trees including apple and willow.

  • Shino: a gas fired Japanese glaze producing a great variety from cream to orange.

  • Ash wash: this retains the natural surface of the fired clay adding warm colour variations.

  • Most pots are lined with a simple cream/dolomite or transparent glaze to highlight the outside colour and texture.