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The Chelmsford Museum Jug

As promised I thought I'd post a few sneak peeks of the Chelmsford Museum Jug, specially made for the new Studio Pottery gallery.

Museum curator Dr Mark Curtis and his team selected this one  in green and blue copper matte lustre. It measures a little over 58cm tall by 50cm wide, so it's quite a big vessel. It certainly was a challenge to Raku fire- and to get  the colour development to spread  over the pot in reduction.  It's probably at the very  limit of  my abilities! Needless to say, there were one or two casualties, which make this a unique piece.

The new gallery officially opens in January. My Jug will be in good company with work by  fellow Essex potters including- Alan Foxely, Madelaine Murphy, Richard Baxter and Lola Swain. It is a very eclectic collection- but I am very proud to have my piece featured alongside them.

The gallery also includes works by Grayson Perry, Joanna Constantinidis and Robert Washington. 

Nuclear Jug 2013-part of the contemporary Chelmsford Museum Studio Pottery Collection


  1. Congratulations my friend, thats a wonderful piece. Love the colors, worth the extra work for sure. Some day I'll get myself over that way and watch how you do it. Not sure how big that is in inches, but it looks big. Anyway, great job.

  2. ha ha you d be welcome Steve! I guess its about 16-18 inches high by the same width- fairly big for copper matte to work effectively. I guess tried my hardest with the colours- they re more subtle - but I suppose as artists we re never hapy with what we do! Keep up the good work !


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