Ros specialises in thrown tableware made from stoneware clay. She is influenced by the behaviour of the clay when manipulated after throwing and by the way glazes behave in combination. Her work is simple and tactile. We are showing Ros' named mugs that can be ordered with the name of your choice in time for Christmas.
Kim's recent work mainly comprises two firing processes. The first is Raku-fired , a very quick (and intense) firing process which involves firing the pots until they are red hot then removing and putting into sawdust. There the glaze cracks and the smoke gets in leaving you with lovely random black crackles all over the pot. The second is Smoke-fired, which involves putting a thick slip over the burnished pot, placing it in a bin of sawdust, and lighting the top. As it slowly burns down, the slip cracks letting the smoke in. When you peel it off, once it’s finished, you are left with soft smokey marks all over the pot.
Inspiration for Michael Woods’s designs comes from his interest in indigenous cultures and their artworks and from the British decorative arts tradition. His first solo show ‘From the Corner of My Eye’ at The Cut arts centre in Halesworth, Suffolk in 2016 showcased his anarchic and witty style with one off sculptures. In the past few years he has produced a range of hand built studio pottery and sculptures which have been sold at the Affordable Art Fairs in London and New York, and to private collectors around the world.