Blackwater Studio Pottery

Hand-made ceramics for everyday use and pleasure

Handmade ceramics

I am a studio potter working on the shores of the River Blackwater in Essex.  I make a selection of Stoneware bowls and dishes as well as small sculptures.  Please browse my picture gallery.

A little about pottery ....

Ceramics are usually Earthenware, Stoneware or Porcelain. Each material requires clay to be shaped, fired and usually glazed. I personally work in Stoneware which means my work is fired to 1240°C making the pieces dense, durable and suitable for everyday life and usage (such as ovens & dishwashers).

My Studio

I have a studio on the shores of the River Blackwater surrounded by water, salt marshes and large open skies.  An inspirational environment for any artist or creator.  My medium is clay which I make into animal sculptures as well as (beautiul) functional bowls.  

The animals are time consuming as the anatomical components can easily break or distort.  You never know if you have managed to capture something of the essence of the animal until the whole piece is fired.

Bowls too have their challenges.  When glazing I like to use a mix of colours.  This means each bowl is completely unique.  Although I can use the same colours they never blend in quite the same manner.  

 

Please explore my selection of pots and objects

 

I ask that you contact me by email if you are interested in purchasing any of my creations.  See 'Contact' page for details.

I exhibit locally at The Burnham Art Trail (18th-26th June 2022). This year I have space in Grey Soft Furnishings, 173 Station Rd, Burnham-on-Crouch CM0 8HJ).  

 

 

White, celadon & antique gold 'tide line' bowls

Stoneware bowls! Celadon, shino & white glaze.

Stag at rest

Golden Hare 2

Swirling Blue Bowls

Speckled clay bowls, deep blue & antique gold

Three lovely celadon, white and shino bowls

Hippopotamus

I love this sculpture.  He looks real yet somehow full of grumpy character.   

Hungry Pelican, black clay, transparent glaze buffed with gold wax

Trio: lidded jars, white stoneware with celedon & clear glaze

Splatter: Platter glazed in St Lucia Lemon, blue, speckled cream & white

Deep blue, antique gold and turquoise blue glazed bowl