Monthly Archives: May 2013

Modernist Glass – Sheringham candlesticks by Ronald Stennett-Willson

More classic modernist tablewares –  two handmade Sheringham candlesticks. Designed by Ronald Stennett-Willson in 1967 they were produced by his company Kings Lynn Glass from 1967-9 and then by Wedgwood Glass until 1988 in sizes from 1 – 9 tiers … Continue reading

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The Cloam Oven Ready for Installation

Here it is successfully fired (by Liz Williams at Bristol School of Art) and ready to install. The crank body is about 3cm thick and has fired very well. The next stage is to get it fully insulated and ready … Continue reading

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FIRST CLOAM OVEN COMPLETED

The first cloam oven is complete and ready for firing. It’s a small one – roughly 50cm deep. I followed the Portuguese potters’ method (see video below) and started with a slab beaten out onto a sanded batt. The walls … Continue reading

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SPANISH FOLK POTTERY – Pereruela, Jimenez de Jamuz and Llamas de Mouro

Following on from the last post taking about new pots from Jiménez de Jamuz and Pereruela in the market in Benia de Onis – these are two examples of similar older pots. A well used handbuilt, lead-glazed backing dish of the kind … Continue reading

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SPANISH FOLK POTTERY – THE MARKET AT BENIA DE ONIS, ASTURIAS

Following on from the last post these are photographs of the market stall of the Alfareria Miguel San Juan Peñin in Benia de Onis which is in the Picos d’Europa. His mother is selling in the second photo. Their pottery … Continue reading

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HOT BREAD AND CLAY: BUILDING CLAY OVENS – CLOAM OVENS

I have always hankered after a clay oven ever since I first saw one of the West Country cloam ovens. We bake our own pizzas regularly in the kitchen and it would be great to make our own bread. There … Continue reading

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