maandag 22 februari 2010

Charlotte Storrs Stoneware

Check out Seasons Nr. 2 Feb/Mar 2010 (now in stores).
I saw, read and fell in love.

This stoneware needs to be in my cupboard!
Simple love the pots with the akebia vine handles.

Charlotte Storrs was born in Holland and studied languages at Utrecht University. After working as an interpreter and translator, she pursued her love of music and obtained a conservatory diploma for violin in The Hague. She came to Britain to study at the Guildhall School of Music.

She studied ceramics in Chichester before her children were born, and more recently in Oxford with Graham Hudson . She works from a well equipped pottery in her garden in Culham and sells through shops, galleries and her website.

She makes functional stoneware, pots and dishes which can be used on a daily basis. Pots are fired to 1250 degrees in an electric kiln. She prefers to use muted, natural colours or white glaze. Decoration is limited to combing, faceting or using patterned ceramic rollers on the clay. Since visiting potters in Japan she likes to incorporate akebia vine in her work, imported from Japan. She is a member of the Oxfordshire Craft Guild.

Text and images charlotte storrs


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DesignTies zei

I've visiting from Greet's blog, Belgian Pearls.

You have lots of pretty items here on your blog. These stoneware pots are lovely -- great contrast between the white ceramic posts and the dark textural handles.

Kelly @ DesignTies