is a graduate of Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, 1984-87, and
a former apprentice to John Leach. He took part in an International
workshop in Tokoname, Japan, one of the seven ancient kiln sites of
Japan. While in Japan he built many different types of wood-firing
kilns, and was inspired on his return to England to build a anagama
kiln to produce wood-fired salt-glazed pottery.
Tim recounts that while at Camberwell he used to collect shards of
German and English saltglaze pottery from the banks of the River Thames,
handles, rims, and necks of bottles, all of which described part of
the act of making and the firing process involved. These finds are
what drew him to salt-glaze and ultimately to wood-firing.
Tim says of his work, there is a fine line between the pot which is
a waster and the one, that has integral beauty. Wood-firing with its
unpredictability often presents this dilemma. The pots that speak
to us, tell of the extreme conditions of the firing and the beauty
that is a product of this trial by fire.
Oval Bottle with Lugs
Salt-glazed stoneware. Wood fired on shells.
In this large and superb bottle by Tim one can see references that
go back to the Bellemine shards picked up on the banks of the River
Thames. A quality wood-fired and saltglazed piece. Impressed potter's
personal mark to the base fixing point of one of the lug handles.
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