Jean Pritchard

Easily swayed by the clay's mercurial movement...

Here I am at home in Exmouth with the door open to the garden, working/playing with clay.  I try to start a piece with an idea but am easily swayed by the clay’s mercurial movement.  There may be a compromise or a victory for the clay – and sometimes I win.

Some would say I am a lazy potter letting the clay decide but I am OK with that.  The shapes are transformed with different finishes – then the wonderful mystery of what happens in the kiln.

Essentially I am  happy home potter and after 25 years am still trying different clays and finishes.  No decision on any speciality – yet.

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