PROCESS

Every piece is individually made by hand in my studio at Waitarere Beach or Toi Pōneke, Wellington

The majority of my work is made of white stoneware clay with a pinch of sand. I prepare the clay by wedging a small amount of sand into the clay.

I use different techniques to build my pieces, sometimes wheel thrown, slab built, pinched, coiled or a combination.

When the pieces are bone dry, they are bisque fired in an electric kiln at 1000˚C. It takes about 32 hours to heat and cool down. I then sand every piece, and apply glaze before firing them again at 1220˚C.

attaching handle to ceramic cup