My work has always been made on the potters wheel until last year when I started to use another process which doesn't use the pottery wheel. 

This hand building process uses a couple of methods to flatten out the clay. Either a slab roller can be used or a wooden rolling pin. The slab roller is a large piece of equipment that gradually rolls out the clay to a required thickness. I prefer to use a rolling pin as I have been fortunate to have been a potter for long enough to be able to judge the thickness of the clay just by the feel when I brush my hand over the clay surface.

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After the first bisque firing these pieces are glazed in an interesting array of glazes and fired again to become distinct one off pieces to be used as serving plates, bowls, small dishes & platters.

These new works are now up on this website and you can also view the available platters at my stall at the Matakana Country Market every second Sunday over summer. See market page.

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