Large Daffodil designed & glazed by:
William studied at Chelsea Art School, Ceramic Design. To finish his training, he set out for Mashiko in Japan and spent two years with Japanese potters learning to throw pots and fire a wood kiln.
William established his pottery at Witherslack (just beneath Whitbarrow Scar – a well-known site for wild narcissi) in 1994. He has been making pots there ever since. He inlays his pots with slip and makes wood ash glazes fired in a gas kiln. Japan has been a constant source of inspiration in his making and he has returned there often.
For his large daffodil, William has painted two slips, an iron slip and a white slip. (The wood ash glazes he uses tend to work better over a slip.) He has combed the trumpet whilst the slip was wet, the petals likewise. The whole daffodil has wood ash glaze poured on and a hint of nuka and tenmoku.
Proceeds from the sale of William’s daffodil will go towards Sunbeams Music Trust
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