Smoke fired vessel


Hand-thrown on my wheel using a heavily-grogged clay that will withstand erratic heat changes, this piece has been left with all the makers marks – giving a contrast between a textured exterior and a smooth interior.

After a first firing in my kiln, to 915C, it  was then placed in a fire of local drift-wood and seaweed, where the alchemy that is smoke firing produced the remarkable colouration and pattern that you can see in the photographs.

Once cool, the ash was removed and beeswax applied to give a final depth to the surface.

This vessel sits comfortably as a sculptural piece in its own right, and will also happily take dried objects.

Due to the firing methods, it is not water tight.

This piece is 9cm high and 20cm diameter at its widest point.


Weight 0.775 kg
Dimensions 17.5 × 17.5 × 11 cm