Linda John coiling one of her large POTS.

Linda John

has been making POTS and other Contemporary Ceramics for many years, and she is a Selected Member of the Craft Potters Association, UK.

She is mainly a hand-builder, making work using many different techniques, including coiling, pinching, and press molding, but she sometimes also uses the potter’s wheel to make a range of domestic items.

Directly below are images of some recent ceramics, in both stoneware and porcelain.

Examples of some of her Artwork can be seen HERE.

 

Small pinch pot using black clay with an interesting blue and brown surface.

Pinch Pot

If you take a ball of clay, insert your thumb, and use your other fingers as support, you may ‘pinch’ out a wide variety of hollow forms.

Humans have been making pots like this for thousands of years.  I’ve been doing this for ages too.

A dark vase using the kurinuki technique.

Rock Pot (Kurinuki)

I’ve only started using black clay very recently and think it suits these ‘rock inspired’ vessels very well.

The Precambrian geology near to my home in North Wales is very ancient and awe-inspiring.

Tall porcelain vase photographed against ancient rocks.

Porcelain

I’m a late convert to porcelain but have begun to really love its qualities.  I showed a selection of these pots for an Exhibition at the Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London, in 2017.

A medium sized pinch pot with a cratered surface.

Pinch Pot (12cm by 13cm)

A medium pinch pot with a green surface and brown markings.

Pinch Pot (10cm by 11cm)

Soft oatmeal texture on this medium sized pinch pot.

Pinch Pot (12cm by 14cm)

A large pinch pot by Linda John with rock like surface.

Pinch Pot (15cm by 18cm)

Small brown textured Pinch Pot

Pinch Pot (8cm by 8cm)

Black and white pinch pot.

Pinch Pot (8cm by 7cm)

Pinch Pot (8cm by 6.5cm)

Pinch Pot (8cm by 7.5cm)

Kurinuki Pot (15cm by 10cm)

Rock Pot (14cm by 7.5cm)

Rock Pot (12cm by 7cm)

Rock Pot (12.5cm by 8cm)

Contemporary Ceramics sculptural form by Linda John

Stoneware (38cm by 7cm)

I’ve only made a few of these tall sinewy forms.  The kiln I use these days is quite small, and every time I begin to make these they grow taller and taller.  (They don’t actually ‘grow’ but look as if they could!).

A coiled vessel by Linda John with coloured slip surface

Stoneware (36cm by 18cm)

This piece was made several years ago, but I like to think I’ll make some more some day, or at least work that relates to it.  I used the same slip-decorating technique as in the large urns below.

Tall coiled vessel with multi layered surface decoration.

Stoneware (41cm by 13cm)

This was also made a while back but I used dry glazes instead of slip on the surface.  Scrafitto lines were carefully scratched through the unfired glaze and filled with a shiny one, for contrast.

A large garden urn by Linda John using multi-layered decoration.
A multi-coloured slip decorated Garden Urn by Linda John
An asymetrical Garden Urn by Linda John
A garden Urn photographed on the beach in Dyffryn Ardudwy.