6 Sep 2011

MATT WAITE POTTERY

MATT WAITE POTTERY
Matt Waite Pottery is based in Wiltshire. He makes a range of tableware alongside individual and larger pieces using a Cornish stoneware clay. The pots are fired in an 18 cuft gas kiln, built in 2004, which takes up to 14 hours to reach the top temperature of 1300c. The glazes, which are mostly oriental in origin, include copper reds, iron rich tenmoku, shino, kaki, blue jun and a cream coloured chun. Other glazes make use of estuary mud and wood ash, creating the character and colour of the glaze. He will be selling a selection of his pottery this year at Christmas at the Orangery.