Joe Finch

For over forty years I have earned my living making pottery. I owe this success to many people who have helped me over the years but especially my father who not only gave me an excellent training but has continued to be a source of knowledge and inspiration.

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My pottery is intended for everyday use: dishes, bowls, jugs and plates, pots for cooking and serving food. Practical, unassuming, wood-fired stoneware ceramics that I hope are both desirable and affordable. All my pots are ‘thrown’ on the wheel and most are decorated with slips before being raw-glazed and fired once in my large wood fired kiln, where the random effects of the wood ash makes each pot individual.

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Joe makes pots for every day use: dishes, bowls, jugs and plates, pots for cooking and serving food, vases for flowers. Practical, unassuming, stoneware ceramics. His pots are ‘raw-glazed’ then ‘once fired’ in a large wood burning kiln that he designed and built himself. Recently he has built a second chamber to the kiln and is ‘soda firing’ in it.

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