I like to have fun with the decoration of my pots and my overall style can be described as 'cheery'. The fluid glazes and reduction firing (by gas) mean that the colours are not uniform and often vary considerably from pot to pot. Often it is the subtle change in the colour of a glaze as it makes its way round a pot which is the real delight.

Detail is added with underglaze colours, oxides, colouring glazes and lustres. The result is a range of designs which are produced regularly alongside individual pots that just take my fancy.

blue group


The blue glaze (on the dark clay) produces a variety of colour. It ranges from pale blue to dark, from grey through pinkish tones to almost turquoise, with a rich medium blue being the most common shade. Reduction firing produces brown speckles which can be almost orange in their intensity.

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The cream glaze (on the light clay) varies from pale cream to a light biscuit with brownish or greyish tones. The darker the colour the more pronounced the speckles.

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The white glaze (on the light clay) is not strictly white! The usual colour is a very pale bluish grey with greyish speckles though very occasionally the colour is more creamy.

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The heather glaze (on the light clay) is named after all the colours of a heather moor. Mauve, blue, buff and purple describes most of the results but like the proverbial box of chocolates, you can never be sure what you're going to get! Most colours have some degree of speckle.

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The brown glaze (on the dark clay) is a Tenmoku glaze which runs from medium brown to black, with speckling. On lighter pieces, the glaze often "breaks" to black on edges, rims and throwing rings.

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The oatmeal glaze (on the dark clay) ranges from creamy oatmeal to bluish-grey, with a pronounced speckle on most pieces. It is usually only decorated with one design, Turquoise star, and is available mostly from The Made In Stroud Shop