Text Box: Graham Mant

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I believe that whatever we do in life we should try to make it pleasurable, even the prosaic things and I hope that my pots illustrate this.

 

I became fascinated with pottery when very young while watching the intermission on TV. A pair of hands would throw a mass of clay onto a wheel head and in a few minutes it became a pot.

 

Now, I have my own pottery and work, almost exclusively, in stoneware. Most of my pots are thrown on the wheel but some are hand-built using coils or slabs. I use a variety of glazes, including my own, made from wood ash.

 

The results are always interesting and sometimes spectacular. I, also, enjoy teaching, thus helping others to enjoy the pleasures of potting.