Workshop




Stoneware

Stoneware is clay that has been fired to a high temperature so that the molecules fuse together or vitrify and make the pottery non porous. Many pieces are hand painted with colour that is then fired on. Where a glaze is used it is sprayed on, which together with the firing effects, gives terrific variety to the finish. Some of the pieces are fired in a gas kiln where, by manipulating the air supply to the gas flame, we can effect the colours of the glazes used.


Bronze

Our original models are sculpted in clay. A mould is then made from this. Bronze or foundry bronze pieces are made using hot metal which is poured into the mould - this is the more expensive of the two processes. Cold cast bronze is essentially resin in which bronze particles are suspended and then polished to resemble solid bronze - a cheaper process which makes the sculpture more affordable than it would otherwise be.