Inspired by the still life paintings of Morandi, and by the colours of the sky, the seashore, precious stones, plants and trees, my vessels are thrown on the wheel using white earthenware clay, and then glazed with a smooth semi-matt earthenware glaze of my own formulation with the texture of eggshell. The interior glaze is transparent and safe for food/drink.
Items can be bought singly, or why not create your own 'Still Life' display of a group of vessels in complementary colours.
I use a wide palette of colours, some subtle, others more vivid, depending on season and inspiration. Some examples are:
Blues/Teals: Duck Egg, Aqua, Powder Blue, Robin's Egg, Deep Teal, Ultramarine, Slate Blue, Atlantic Blue, Violet Blue
Greens: Olive, Light Olive, Almond, Pistachio, Jade, Emerald, Peppermint, Evergreen, Turquoise Green
Yellows: Primrose, Golden Yellow, Soft Yellow, Lemon
Orange/Reds: Deep Orange, Warm Orange, Chilli Orange, Bright Coral, Light Coral, Carmine Red, Deep Rose Pink, Shell Pink, Lilac Pink
Purple shades: Violet, Berry, Lavender, Lilac, Grape, Tawny Heather.
Monochrome and neutral shades: Slate Grey, Charcoal, Cloud Grey, French Grey, Pebble Grey, Ivory, Parchment, Winter White
Please note that variations can occur in each new batch of glaze and each glaze firing, so it will not be possible to exactly replicate the colours shown here; they are close approximations only.
Bottle sizes: Small: 15-19cm £30-45, Medium: 20-25cm £48-£65, Tall: 26-29cm £75-£110, Extra Tall: 30-33cm £120-180.
Jug sizes: Small (10cm) £36, Medium (16-18cm) £48 - £60, Tall (20-22cm) £72 - £78.
Bowl sizes: Small (13cm diameter) £25, Medium (18cm diameter) £45, Large (24cm diameter) £75.
Oval vases: Small (10-12cm) £45 - £50, Medium (13-16cm) £55 - £75, Tall (20-25cm) £80 - £120
Long-necked oval bottles: Medium (21-24cm) £72 - £80, Tall (25-30cm) £120 - 180
Each piece is individually made to order and can be sent via Royal Mail or courier. Delivery time is approximately three weeks from order.
If you would like to commission a particular size not listed or if you'd like further information, please contact me. Details of how to get in touch are on the contact page.