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Bob King ceramic

I work in stoneware and porcelain, using an electric kiln. The work is mostly wheel thrown with some slab work elements. I like the flexibility of working in clay – it allows me to experiment with the development of form and surface, and results in a durable and usable artefact.

I use slips, stains and oxides to achieve more vivid colour surfaces and decorations than are normally found on stoneware pottery. While I am interested in the form and how it can be achieved in the material, I like my work to have some connection with the function.

All my work is something of a voyage of discovery for me. Once I have explored an idea, I tend to move on to something new.