I went to visit Jason Shackleton yesterday, the chap that I did my apprenticeship with. I thought you might be interested to see some images from his pottery. This top picture is his kiln, wood fired 120 cubic foot. Rather large, holds roughly a year to eighteen months worth of work, depending on whether he has anyone working with him at the time. The fire box on the kiln is long enough to take the wood that he gets delivered in bundles without having to cut it up at all. Jason makes tin glaze majolica and slipware, this is where I got the slipware addiction from. He himself trained with Mary Wandrausch and Alan Caiger Smith.
These are some sgraffito and slip trailed bread crocks waiting to be fired, they will have turned wooden lids fitted once they are finished.
These are an order for rhubarb forcers, he has thrown them in sections (thank heavens!) they are really lovely and nicely decorated too.
It’s always great to go back and visit Jason, he has always been fantastically supportive to me and I will always be very grateful for that. He is well worth a visit if you are ever up this way. No website I’m afraid. I’ll try to post some more pictures of his finished pots at some point. I have got some pictures of the show room but I am on a borrowed computer at the moment and don’t have access to the pictures.