David Allnatt | A strong sense of surface
"The close contact with the forest is a continuing source of inspiration for my new work."
The pieces are assembled using a sandy red earthenware clay body by joining two or more sections together using slip. The assembled work when leather hard is often carved and incised before being decorated with coloured slips, the desired effect is a strong sense of surface pattern. After bisque firing to 1120 degrees I apply a number of dry matt glazes. The pieces are then fired to 1060 degrees. I often rub back and re-apply glaze between firing in order to produce the effects I want to achieve.