anne brown ceramics

handmade stoneware pottery

My wonderful Mum introduced me to pottery at six years of age when she took me with her to her 'Night School' back in the 1960's when 'Night School' was a thing.  A very good thing.
When I left school I went on to study ceramics and have a degree in 3D Design Ceramics.  After happily teaching in London for most of my adult life I opted for a change in pace and have been living a quieter life in South West Scotland, where I walk with my dog and make pottery mugs. 
I throw the mugs on the wheel and decorate each one with a ‘sprigged’ motif.  Sprigging is a technique for decorating pottery with low relief shapes made separately from the main body and applied before firing.  I usually 'pull' the handles on the mugs but some of the handles have been embossed with a Celtic knot as I love the intricate stylised patterns used by ancient Celts.  My pottery is decorated with iron oxides and glazed with lead free stoneware glazes.

anne at the wheel.jpg
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freshly thrown mug bases drying in the s
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forming the handles.JPG
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bear sprig motif modelled by hand.JPG
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bear motif applied to the mug before the
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bear mug after glaze firing.JPG
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