'These vessels were made using a white earthenware clay body hand thrown on the potters wheel and finished in a Cobalt blue crackle glaze, complemented all over by rich dark speckles of Manganese. When designing this glaze I was particularly drawn to the surface movement and the distinctive natural patterns created by the intense heat of the kiln. These dynamic markings are completely unique to each piece and produce many interesting variations to the surface composition. The semi translucent ‘crackle’ nature of this finish is also much enhanced under strong lighting and reveals many more wonderful colours. As with much of my work, I have left visible a few subtle throwing lines and unique markings to show the origins of being made on the potter’s wheel. The intention here was to combine the above elements with the shape and form to create a collection with an overall sense of balance.'

Russell Akerman
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