My wheel-thrown stoneware and porcelain work covers a wide range of form and concepts, for both indoors and out. While remaining functional, most pieces are now seen as individual items, thus allowing scope for exploring and expanding.
I enjoy the contrast of working on both a large and small scale, letting the differing clays and forms dictate the application of decoration and glazes. Robust planters are often left with only the rims and elaborate handles glazed; bowls, deep or shallow, allow the colours to run and mingle together while delicate porcelain is best with minimal decoration over a suble base-glaze.
I have by now gained an expectation of the outcome, but the final effects lie with the unpredictability of reduction-firing, and kiln-opening remains a never-ending excitement.
Based on traditional recipes, but adapted for my own use, the high-fired glazes combine with added oxides - iron, copper, cobalt, chrome, manganese and tin - to give a vivid range of colours.
The images shown are representative of my work and are not necessarily currently available.
The Adam Pottery November 2021