John Watson

John Watson

John makes ceramic sculptures using the rather mysterious “naked raku” process after hand building. This results in highly polished porcelain surfaces with attractive black decoration which is caused by smoke penetrating the surface in the final firing and immersion in sawdust whilst very hot.  Although glaze is used in the process, there is none left on the final surface. His forms are influenced by the natural world, particularly coiled forms such as ammonites and Maori art.  He also produces bottle shaped and spherical pieces. He is an active member of the Westcountry Potters Association and exhibits regularly with them.