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Contour series

About this project

An ongoing series of mostly raku fired pebble and stone forms. The work is inspired by the geology and archaeology of the land around me on Skye. I have been raku firing some of my work for many years. It was how I returned to making ceramics. I love the deep, soft blacks and greys which it achieves and the warmth of the low fired body. The raku fired surfaces remind me of the peat banks both in their wet and dry states, and the stretched clay reflects the patterns in the land.


£60 — £1500


raku, Isle of Skye, Scotland, one off, texture, black, landscape, texture, monochrome


Ceramics, Pottery


Coire Bowl 18
Photographer: Joris Jan Bos Photography
Hand built, raku fired, ht8cm ø23cm
Contour 34 'release of stress in the bedrock'
Photographer: Shannon Tofts
Lidded form, raku fired earthenware, ht 21 x ø 32cm, 2013
Contour stone, oval
Photographer: Val Hodgkinson
hand built, raku fired form, ht 12 x 18 x 12cm

Next project

Erosion series

Disciplines Ceramics, Pottery
Materials Ceramics