Local Clay

Clay can be found anywhere in the world, mostly close to riverbanks, sea or countrysides. Whilst traveling, I started to look for clay to bring home and add this clay to a tea bowl design, so I can look back on beautiful memories whenever I pour myself a cup of coffee or tea. Every type of clay has its own structure, composition, colour and way of firing. This makes every vessel unique.

I try to meddle as little as possible with the clay, in order to keep it pure - so no sieving or washing. Sometimes there are tiny stones in it, or grass, but often this is not a nuisance or obstacle, but rather a challenge and a limitation from which beautiful designs evolve. The clay itself decides the way it will be used - it can be thrown when flexible, mixed with other clays, used in a (wood ash) glaze or prepared for slip decorations. 

If you find clay and wish to turn it into something special, please contact me. Perhaps we can figure out a design with the use of this clay, so I can make you a lasting memory vessel or an extra special gift. 

CHAWAN   Chawan with Peak District, EN clay from an old lead mine.

CHAWAN

Chawan with Peak District, EN clay from an old lead mine.

CUP   Swirled clay mix from Vimoutiers, Normandy in France.

CUP

Swirled clay mix from Vimoutiers, Normandy in France.

Breakfast bowls   Bowl with mixed in local clay containing iron, covered in white zirconium glaze.   Ø 15cm - €25

Breakfast bowls

Bowl with mixed in local clay containing iron, covered in white zirconium glaze. 

Ø 15cm - €25

CUPS    Tea cups with Vimoutiers, FR clay. (Sold)  Ø 7cm - Sold   Still available as espresso cups  Ø 5cm - €15

CUPS

Tea cups with Vimoutiers, FR clay. (Sold)

Ø 7cm - Sold

Still available as espresso cups

Ø 5cm - €15

CUPS   Greenware, trimmed and drying to be fired at 980 C.

CUPS

Greenware, trimmed and drying to be fired at 980 C.

CUP   Small Vimoutiers, FR cup, with clay that is completely mixed. Transparant glaze.  Ø 5cm - €15

CUP

Small Vimoutiers, FR cup, with clay that is completely mixed. Transparant glaze.

Ø 5cm - €15