About the Potter
Matt Waite worked in potteries in Bath and in the Hebrides throughout the 1990′s until 2001, when he set up his present workshop at Stowford Farm in Wiltshire.
He makes a range of tableware alongside individual and larger pieces using a Cornish stoneware clay. The pots are fired in an 18 cuft gas kiln, built in 2004, which takes up to 14 hours to reach the top temperature of 1300c.
The glazes that Matt uses are mostly oriental in origin and include copper reds, iron rich tenmoku, shino, kaki, blue jun and a cream coloured chun. Other glazes make use of estuary mud and wood ash, creating the character and colour of the glaze.