Frequently asked questions

How can I buy your work?


My work is available to buy online through Etsy, through one of my stockists or in person at markets througout the year. The best way to know about market dates, restocks or the release of new work is to follow me on social media.




Do you do custom orders?


At the moment I am not able to offer custom orders.




How do you make your glazes?


I use a range of glazes to achieve the iridescent finishes in my work. I use in-glaze lustres, commercial lustres, metallic glazes and bought brush on glazes. ​I specialised in in-glaze lustres during my degree at Gray's School of Art. These glazes use metal oxides and are twice glaze fired. First in an electric kiln and second in a gas kiln where they are reduction fired, a process where the oxygen is removed from the kiln creating a chemical reaction in the glaze which creates the metallic, iridescent finish. This process can be unpredictable and the results can be different each time, making each piece unique. If you'd like to learn more about this process you can read the article I wrote for Ceramic Review here. ​I also like to use a cone 6 clear glaze over a stained clay or underglaze then I paint commercial lustre (bought from most pottery suppliers), like mother of pearl, over the glaze to achieve an iridescent finish.




Do you deliver internationally?


Yes I do! Please head over to my Etsy shop for prices and more information on delivery to your country.




What type of clay do you use?


I use Scarva's Earthstone clay because of its versatile firing range as I fire to both earthenware temperatures when I use in-glaze lustres and stoneware temperatures when I use a clear glaze with commercial lustres. I use Scarva ES10 extra smooth casting slip and Scarva ES130 white earthenware clay.





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