About

Hand made at Herries

Wheel thrown, crystalline glazed.

I make hand thrown, crystalline glazed porcelain focusing on large bowls and vases, the shape of which compliment the jewel like quality of the crystalline glaze. I enjoy creating large, bold, forms that are functional, using traditional Greek, Etruscan and Roman pottery as a source of inspiration. The crystalline glazes I use add to the individuality and uniqueness of each piece, created by the crystal formation in the molten glaze. The glazes are unpredictable and mesmerising,  creating differing combinations of shape and colour at every firing.

 
I was trained as a potter at Prinknash Abbey in Gloucestershire where I completed a three year ‘throwing' apprenticeship, before attending St Pauls College in Cheltenham, followed by several years teaching ceramics. I then took a different path, spending 34 years in the Police service, ending up as the Chief Constable of Wiltshire. During that career I continued with my love of ceramics, developing my throwing and ceramic skills from a small workshop. When I retired I was able to return full time to ceramics specializing in crystalline.

 

My studio is in Hanley William Worcestershire, a beautiful part of the world, so I hope you like my work and please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 

Pat Geenty