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Florian Gadsby

Florian Gadsby: Searching for Functionality in Clay

A hand thrown, one pound breakfast bowl. Glazed with a simple white crackle glaze on a high iron body. I love tall footed bowls, it gives you something to hang onto and grip while handling it. Turning is one of my favourite processes to do in pottery, especially forming the subtle curves and foot-rings on bowls such as this.  While not absolutely white, this glaze becomes brighter and more opaque the thicker the glaze is applied. This is useful as it means I can get a number of different…

A hand thrown, one pound breakfast bowl. Glazed with a simple white crackle glaze on a high iron body. I love tall footed bowls, it gives you something to hang onto and grip while handling it.

Glaze, Enamel

A white stoneware bowl, fired to cone nine in a reduction atmosphere with a simple crackle glaze. The small black speckles come from the clay body, which is rich in iron, these flux through the glaze surface and melt into seemingly unplanned patterns. Sometimes larger spots occur, changing the appearance of what would have been a very simple piece, into something with a little more character.

A white stoneware bowl, fired to cone nine in a reduction atmosphere with a simple crackle glaze. The small black speckles come from the clay body, which is rich in iron, these flux through the glaze surface and melt into seemingly unplanned patterns. Sometimes larger spots occur, changing the appearance of what would have been a very simple piece, into something with a little more character.

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