TAKING INSPIRATION FROM NATURE
FROM RAW CLAY TO SOAP DISH
These images show the process from harvesting the poppy seed heads for imprinting, right through to the final glazed piece
The poppy seed heads are harvested. Raw clay is cut, rolled and cut to shape. Once ready it is imprinted (cornflour helps to get a clean impression). The clay needs to firm up before it is then ready to be shaped, feet added and further trimming and neatening. The first firing, at approx 1000c. Glaze is applied before the second firing, approx 1250c, which vitrifies the clay and glaze making it ready for use.
Many thanks to Will @williammulryne.co.uk for the photography
Hazel leaf imprints are emphasised with a green underglaze. Finished with a rich flame glaze
SMALL AND MEDIUM BARLEY TRIPOD JUGS.
Ripe barley imprints and barley twist
SMALL FERN DISH
Imprinted with Warwickshire ferns. Glazed in a celadon with a white bloom reminiscent of wood lichen.
Marlcliff, Alcester, Warwickshire