Sam Taylor

I make wood fired stoneware pottery. All my pots are functional though I do make some pieces that are prettier to look at while other pieces are more rewarding to use. All my pottery is hand made. I make everything on a Leach or treadle style wheel. I like to throw pots on the wheel and then alter them, using a knife to cut facets or a paddle to change the form. I love to decorate or paint on the pottery too. In the studio I spend my time getting the pots ready to be fired. I try and make forms and decorations that will complement or in turn be complemented by firing them in the wood kiln.