Ceramics – Pottery
Simon has pottery in his blood, coming from a family who have been making for over 50 years. He started in 1979 in the family business in Dorset.
The pottery is set in an old 17th Century coaching inn where mainly stoneware with some porcelain and raku are produced. The stoneware and porcelain is fired in a three chambered oriental type dragon kiln. The raku is fired in a small cross draft wood fired kiln, lifted out with tongs and then flamed in sawdust. This gives the rainbow colours on the pots. The raku is fired to 1000 degrees.
All the glazes used are prepared from basic raw materials mostly from the south west of England. Unusual materials are melted into a fritted glass, ground and refined to enable them to be used.