Large Smoke Fired Pot (F)

Artist / Maker: Martine Becquet


Large smoke fired pot with smoked surface

Martine is a maker originally from Belgium, learning her craft in Holland but now living and working in the Lake District.

“I hand throw each piece on the wheel. When the clay is leather hard (i.e. not completely dry)

I burnish the pots, sometimes using a pebble, to make the pots smooth and shiny.

After bisque firing the pieces up to 1000°C, I then fire them in wood and sawdust with salt, oxides, etc. to create special effects.”

Dimensions10.5 × 24.5 cm