POTTERY DESIGNED FOR EVERYDAY USE
Early on in my career I began to search for a way to create functional pots with colorful decorated designs using the durability of high fire clay. Thus began maiolica at cone 6 which I call Hand Painted Porcelain.
All pots are made from mid-range (cone 6) porcelain clay. They are glazed with a studio mixed tin based white glaze and decorated with mason stains. The hand painted decoration is on the inside, the outside, and on the bottom of all pots. The best is the last – you turn the pot over and discover decoration that is just for you.
My designs and motifs are inspired by nature. I have studied Japanese brush painting and used those principles to make abstract visions of flowers and leaves.
I am influenced by historical pottery as well as traditional English pottery which I grew up with. I am constantly challenging myself to make forms that are full and rich. It gives me great satisfaction to see my pottery being used daily.
This pottery is lead-free, dish-washer safe and microwaveable. To ensure years of enjoyment, care must be taken not to shock the clay.
Baking dishes, with room temperature ingredients, should be placed in a cold oven. Remove to a draft-free dry surface.
Teapots should be pre-warmed with hot tap water before slowly filling with boiling water.
To heat food in the microwave, dishes should be completely filled to ensure even heating.