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Micki lives & works in the beautiful environment of the Gower Penninsular, South Wales, where she makes wood-fired, salt-glazed ceramics.
As one of very few potters in the UK making contemporary wood fired salt glazed work.
It is the pack itself that determines the colour, flame imprint and the salt glaze texture on each pot. To ensure that the salt glaze does not stick the pots to the kiln shelves or each other, the pots are all individually wadded. Alternatively cockle shells can be placed between pots to separate them and give space for the salt vapour to flow in and around the pot. The shells survive the firing and leave their distinct marks.
Making wood-fired, salt-glazed pots for daily use is challenging. The firings are unpredictable.
The weather, type of wood and energy of the firers all have an impact and contribute to making each piece unique. My aim is to make pots that are friendly, soft to the touch, but strong and not easily lost; pots that grow on those who use them, their qualities revealing themselves over time’
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