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The Cotswold Pottery, Clapton Row, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire GL54 2DN, England

©2020 by Jude Jelfs.

My work is all made entirely by hand

Each piece starts with a drawing from life, from a life model.
Most are made in small series, or are one-offs, and the making process takes a long time. Continued below...

Below is the work currently for sale. It's always changing, always moving.

 
 

My work is all made entirely by hand

Each piece starts with a drawing from life, from a life model. I draw and redraw the figure until I have a shape that I think will work as a pot, usually a jug.
From the drawing, I roll and cut clay slabs, and shape them, work on them until I have the form I want. 
I let this form dry for a day or so, and then paint many layers of coloured liquid clay (slips) onto the piece. I burnish the surface, and draw through one layer of slip to expose the layer beneath.
The pot is then allowed to dry, fired to 1000 C (bisque) glazed inside and fired again to 1120 C. 
The porcelain pieces are fired higher - to 1300 Celsius in a reduction gas kiln.

 

 Payment by Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Paypal

 

 Payment by Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Paypal

 

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The Cotswold Pottery, Clapton Row, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire GL54 2DN, England

+44 1451 820173