Smoke Fired Box

Artist / Maker: Martine Becquet


Smoke fired lidded ceramic box with decorative textile and stitched insert.

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

Martine has recently started to collaborate with textile artist, Rachael Singleton. The addition of textiles to these pieces are unusual and striking.

“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.”

Dimensions9.5 × 6 cm