Our designs are based on what we know best, hand thrown reduction fired stoneware. With inspiration coming from the English country kitchen and using techniques gained from traditional pottery training.
The forms are hand thrown and placed on the racks to dry, any finishing such as handle’s turning and spouts takes place after approx. one days drying. Handles are either pulled or extruded.
When the ware is completely dry it is biscuit fired to 1000’ C.
This makes the ware more durable, (but still porous) which gives strength during glaze dipping.
The porous biscuit fired ware is then dipped in to a base glaze. Decoration is applied onto the clay or base glaze. A variety of techniques are used to apply the colours including slip trailing and sponging.
The bases of the pots are wiped and they are ready for the glaze firing.
The glaze firing reaches a much higher temperature than the biscuit firing, about 1280’C. The pots are placed on ceramic shelves with space between them, so they do not stick together.
The temperature of the gas kiln is risen 150’C per hour, making the total firing time 8-9 hour.
During the firing the amount of oxygen present within the kiln, is carefully controlled to give a reduced oxygen atmosphere. This atmosphere achieves the colours and glaze depths of the final products.
The finished ware is hard, durable and oven and dishwasher prove.