John Webb


John Webb's Bio

I make domestic, salt-glaze, wood-fired stoneware pottery. The forms and techniques are mostly traditional, reflecting my love of country pottery from Britain and elsewhere.

Most work is thrown on a kickwheel using clay from St. Agnes and I use China Clay and Devon ballclays in my slips and glazes along with some ‘found’ local materials. These ingredients provide a  palette of warm earth colours but variety and sometimes dramatic effects are provided by the firing process, where salt vapour and wood-ash enhance the surface.

Wood for the kiln comes largely from recycled sources alongside some sawmill waste and coppiced wood.

Visitors are welcome at the workshop but are advised to ring up beforehand.