Coastal Erosion Bowl (sample)

Inspired by the way in which the sea and weather is eroding the soft rock of the cliffs at our local beach.

Living in an area of ‘managed coastal retreat’ means that the coast here is being allowed to erode naturally, which will eventually create some salt marsh habitat and, in many years time, might mean the village being evacuated. Recent very wet winters contribute to the erosion and farms on the coastal strip sometimes lose up to a metre or so of land a year.

This bowl is thrown from white textured stoneware clay which fires to a creamy white. The texture, created by applying slip (liquid clay) and sodium silicate and then bellying out the bowl from the inside so that the outer surface of silicate and coloured slips cracks and tears, is in gradients of matt blue, whilst the interior is a soft creamy satin white.

The bowl measures approx 9.5 cm high and 24 cm wide at the rim.

Whilst perfect for serving salads, veggies or pasta at your table, this bowl looks lovely as a statement piece of ceramic art for your home, whatever your style.
Each of my Coastal Erosion pieces are unique. Please note that this bowl was the first in the series, made as a practice piece. It is heavier at the base than later pieces and has a thinner rim, but is none the worse for that! These normally sell at over £65.

Whilst the fire firing temperature means this bowl is microwave and dishwasher safe I don’t recommend either for hand made ceramics.
Postage within the UK is free.

Honeycomb Reef Mug

Hand thrown in toasted stoneware clay which fires to a soft sand colour, this texture is inspired by the honeycomb reef* that is revealed by very low tides at our local beach. Once almost dry I’ve carved into the clay, creating a really tactile effect. The outer glaze is a matt turquoise which, once dry, I’ve scraped off the surface leaving only the concave carved marks with glaze. The process of scraping has burnished or polished the clay and once fired it has created almost a metallic effect. Internally and at the rim these are glazed in a soft satin white.

Each mug measures approx 9 cm high and 8 cm wide with a capacity of 250 ml – perfect for your favourite brew at any time of the day

Whilst the high firing temperatures mean that these are oven, microwave and dishwasher safe I wouldn’t recommend using on any hand made pottery.
Glazes are food safe

Postage is free within the UK

*honeycomb reef is made by the honeycomb worm Sabellaria alveolata – a tube dwelling, filter feeding worm that forms colonies of thousands or even millions of individuals

Honeycomb Reef Mug

Hand thrown in anthracite stoneware clay which fires to a soft, slate grey, this texture is inspired by the honeycomb reef* that is revealed by very low tides at our local beach. Once almost dry I’ve carved into the clay, creating a really tactile effect that mimics the sand tubes visible on the reef. The glaze is sea-green shot through with blues which, once dry, I’ve scraped off the surface leaving only the concave carved marks with glaze. The process of scraping has burnished or polished the clay highlighting the contrasting textures.

Each mug measures approx 8.5cm high and 8 cm wide with a capacity of 260 ml – perfect for your favourite brew at any time of the day

Whilst the high firing temperatures mean that these are oven, microwave and dishwasher safe I wouldn’t recommend using on any hand made pottery.
Glazes are food safe

Postage is free within the UK

*honeycomb reef is made by the honeycomb worm Sabellaria alveolata – a tube dwelling, filter feeding worm that forms colonies of thousands or even millions of individuals

Honeycomb Reef Espresso Tumbler

Hand thrown in toasted stoneware clay which fires to a soft sand colour, this texture is inspired by the honeycomb reef* that is revealed by very low tides at our local beach. Once almost dry I’ve carved into the clay, creating a really tactile effect. The glaze is a matt turquoise which, once dry, I’ve scraped off the surface leaving only the concave carved marks with glaze. The process of scraping has burnished or polished the clay and once fired it has created almost a metallic effect.

Each tumbler measures approx 6 cm high and 6 cm wide at the rim with a capacity of 80 ml. Perfect for an espresso, but why not also use for a shot of your favourite spirit? I do!

Whilst the high firing temperatures mean that these are oven, microwave and dishwasher safe I wouldn’t recommend using on any hand made pottery.
Glazes are food safe

Postage is free within the UK

*honeycomb reef is made by the honeycomb worm Sabellaria alveolata – a tube dwelling, filter feeding worm that forms colonies of thousands or even millions of individuals

Honeycomb Reef Tumbler

Hand thrown in toasted stoneware clay which fires to a soft sand colour, this texture is inspired by the honeycomb reef* that is revealed by very low tides at our local beach. Once almost dry I’ve carved into the clay, creating a really tactile effect. The glaze is a matt turquoise which, once dry, I’ve scraped off the surface leaving only the concave carved marks with glaze. The process of scraping has burnished or polished the clay and once fired it has created almost a metallic effect.

Each tumbler measures approx 9 cm high and 9 cm wide at the rim with a capacity of 200 ml. What would you use your’s for? Perfect for coffee, tea or cold drinks, but just as lovely as a small vase or even a pencil pot. The choice is yours!

Whilst the high firing temperatures mean that these are oven, microwave and dishwasher safe I wouldn’t recommend using on any hand made pottery.
Glazes are food safe

Postage is free within the UK

*honeycomb reef is made by the honeycomb worm Sabellaria alveolata – a tube dwelling, filter feeding worm that forms colonies of thousands or even millions of individuals

Something Fishy Tabletop Art

Sometimes I’m lucky enough to see tiny fish left behind in the rock pools as the tide goes out and they’ve inspired this Something Fishy tabletop art Each little fish is hand made and mounted on wire which is then used to secure them to the driftwood (also found on my local beach). These pieces are freestanding, with no support required.

I’ve used porcelain to create the fish, which I’ve glazed in a various shades of white, turquoise or green. As they are each handmade they have unique marks and slightly different shapes & sizes and I’ve used a different mix of colours on each. The driftwood, whilst smoothed by the sea, is in its found condition – I haven’t coloured or sealed it and only given it a very light sanding – it will therefore absorb water if left outside (the moisture in a bathroom is OK).

Each fish is approximately 5 cm long and the whole piece is 32 cm long and 7 cm high.

Postage is free within the UK

Something Fishy Tabletop Art

Sometimes I’m lucky enough to see tiny fish left behind in the rock pools as the tide goes out and they’ve inspired this Something Fishy tabletop art Each little fish is hand made and mounted on wire which is then used to secure them to the driftwood (also found on my local beach). These pieces are freestanding, with no support required.

I’ve used porcelain to create the fish, which I’ve glazed in a various shades of white, turquoise or green. As they are each handmade they have unique marks and slightly different shapes & sizes and I’ve used a different mix of colours on each. The driftwood, whilst smoothed by the sea, is in its found condition – I haven’t coloured or sealed it and only given it a very light sanding – it will therefore absorb water if left outside (the moisture in a bathroom is OK).

Each fish is approximately 5 cm long and the whole piece is 15 cm long and 6.5 cm high.

Postage is free within the UK

Something Fishy Tabletop Art

Sometimes I’m lucky enough to see tiny fish left behind in the rock pools as the tide goes out and they’ve inspired this Something Fishy tabletop art Each little fish is hand made and mounted on wire which is then used to secure them to the driftwood (also found on my local beach). These pieces are freestanding, with no support required.

I’ve used porcelain to create the fish, which I’ve glazed in a various shades of white, turquoise or green. As they are each handmade they have unique marks and slightly different shapes & sizes and I’ve used a different mix of colours on each. The driftwood, whilst smoothed by the sea, is in its found condition – I haven’t coloured or sealed it and only given it a very light sanding – it will therefore absorb water if left outside (the moisture in a bathroom is OK).

Each fish is approximately 5 cm long and the whole piece is 14 cm long and 7 cm high.

Postage is free within the UK

High Tide Mug

Wheel thrown in toasted stoneware clay that fires to a soft tawny sand, these mugs are a simple but effective bright glossy white and deep sea blue. Where the glazes overlap on the outside there is an attractive mottled effect and in some places the tawny sand of the clay peeps through too, giving extra contrast.

Inspired by a calm sea at full tide against the bright white of a hot summer sky, these mugs are perfect to wrap your hands around, kick back, relax and enjoy your favourite brew whilst being reminded of the sea and coast. What’s not to like about that?

Whilst the high firing temperatures mean this is dishwasher and microwave safe I wouldn’t recommend these for any hand made ceramic piece.
These mugs measure 9 cm high and 8 cm wide at the rim and have a capacity of 300 ml

Postage is free within the UK

Coastal Erosion Jug – Sample

Wheel thrown in toasted stoneware clay that fires to a soft tawny sand, once leather hard – dry enough to handle, but wet enough to be malleable – I’ve covered the exterior in a turquoise slip (liquid clay) and then once this is dry, I’ve carved the exterior into broken lines. The texture is inspired by the way water – sea and rain – is eroding the soft cliffs at my local beach. Living in an area of managed retreat the impact our changing climate has on our coastline is of importance and interest. Internally and on the rim I’ve glazed the jug in a glossy  bright white.

This jug is a trial piece. This means that whilst it’s form and functionality is as good as any other piece, the texture and colourway was undertaken as a learning process. The colours have worked really well and are as I wanted them, however the carving is not as crisp and definite in places as I would want. The jug is also heavier than I wanted as I thought I would carve more clay away than I have. This is reflected in the price.. Once I am happy with trial pieces I then move them into production pieces.

The jug measure 14 cm high and 9 cm wide at the rim, and would be lovely with fresh or dried flowers. Or why not use to store your kitchen utensils?

The high firing temperatures mean that this is dishwasher safe I wouldn’t recommend this for any hand made pottery.
Postage within the UK is free.