Production 2012

The moment of truth! You never know what you will find – triumph or disaster. This was a success of firing large and small pots together. The knack of improvising is cramming a quart into a pint pot.


Making this tableware set has been an eye opener. My training was in industrial design and my instincts are to design things which are repeatable, useable and relatively cheap. But (and it’s a big But) my experience tells me to produce pots people want, but also pots that I feel are expressive and useable. I’ve nearly finished this commission for C&F and it’s this work which has helped me understand my own motivation.

Tableware set

This commissioned tableware set (work in progress) is at the biscuit firing stage. It consists of two sizes of bowl, two plates and a cup. Glazed in satin white with wiped rims it has been a long time in coming. Sorry to C&F about the long wait for your wedding anniversary present!


Subtle differences show up when repeat throwing. Some of them are intended! Comparing prototypes helps keep the design on track. The gallery here shows deep and shallow plates and differently shaped bowls. The unfired green ware stage is the first check point for any tableware set, as in this commission.

There will be further pictures of the making process and examples of pieces in the tableware set. Ultimately two sizes of plate, two bowls and a mug will be included in each of the six sets.