This understated series highlights the natural colours and characteristics of unadorned clay.
By combining and manipulating different materials in the making process, distinct graphic patterns, colourful striations and contrasting textural qualities are achieved without the need for stains, oxides, colourants or glazes that are typically used to dress the wares.
The handmade pieces in this collection are produced using a unique combination of throwing and hand-building techniques. The manual process of combining different clays into one single body requires knowledge of and consideration for the inherent properties of each component clay – from its rate of drying to its rate of shrinkage in the kiln. Not all clays are created equal, and incompatible clays will uncouple and crack due to the stresses caused by high temperatures during the firing process. The resulting clay bodies exhibit a hushed beauty, letting the nakedness of each piece tell its own story.