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David Wright

David Wright hand builds pots from coils or ropes of clay. The slow method of working, beating and scraping the surface allows the form to be modified whilst building. Each pot is therefore very individual, it possesses a unique character with a distinct textural surface.
The pots are glazed with simple ash glazes made from the ashes of different woods; traditional Shino glaze is also used to give warm reds and oranges.

Finally the pots are fired in a wood fuelled kiln to about 1300°c; the flame and ash from the fire give their colours and warmth to the work.
Boxes, vases and bowls are David’s reference point. It is important the pieces he makes can have some function, albeit only to hold a single flower or stem of grass. Using reclaimed wood with found objects, boxes and caddies form a large part of the work that he produces.

David Wright has been making pots since 1974, working in rural Leicestershire. The workshop and kiln built by David in the midst of a beautiful garden, a tranquil place for meditation and thought. He has exhibited throughout Europe and his work is held in many private collections.