John Davenport

2018 seems to have flown by with several interesting and successful events, which really help to stimulate the enthusiasm and, hopefully, the creativity.

All my current pots are frost-proof  stoneware,  using a Craft Crank base,  often  with  coloured porcelain slips  providing the  underglaze colours  and  textures.

Several themes from 2018 look set to continue into next year. The range of pastel-toned vessels shown here feels to have further potential.

Another direction I want to follow arose from a visit to York Minster crypt, where the piles of cut stone formed interesting shapes and textures in the carefully lit chambers. I think these pots stand on their own, but I am also keen to test their use as orchid planters.