Claire Folkes Ceramics
Claire is a small batch potter located in Hempstead near Saffron Walden, Essex. All her work is thrown on the potter’s wheel, using porcelain and stoneware clay, decorated simply using neutral and complementary coloured slips and glazes, which are bisque fired to 960 degrees, then a second firing exposes the pieces to 1,240 degrees.
"I particularly love the transformation from raw clay to a highly glazed finished surface, and my work always contains unglazed surfaces to highlight this contrast. My porcelain pieces are sanded and polished at the bisque stage, with the unglazed porcelain taking on a beautiful clarity after the final firing.
Dishwasher and microwave safe, however I would recommend hand washing the slip inlay porcelain pieces, due to their more delicate surface decoration.
Tactile pieces, made to be used, handled and loved."
Claire's ceramic artwork is stocked in our gallery in Finchingfield and a selection can also be bought online below.