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My summer of making

Since the end of June I have been working on a very large order for G&G Goodfellows, who are supplying a new restaurant in Woolsery, Devon.

I first met G&G Goodfellows in January 2018 when I applied to their Talent for Tableware competition at the Table show, which took place at Kensington Olympia. Table was a brand new show that was connected to trade show Top Drawer & Home, and focused solely on products that suit a restaurant environment. Since then I’ve been working with the team at G&G Goodfellows to launch a collection named ‘Simplicity’ that is exclusive to their London show room; a collection of matt white, grey and black glazed pieces, which can be mixed and matched to the client’s choice.

During the past 9 weeks, I have thrown and glazed over 300 pieces of porcelain tableware. The elements in my kilns have nearly worn out from the intense period of firing every three days; so much so, that I had to add on an additional 10 minutes soak during the glaze firing, just so the matt glaze would reach the correct temperature. Luckily, in that time, there were only three breakages; two bisque fired plates that cracked, and just one cracked glazed plate.

The whole order has been shipped off in two stages via pallet delivery. When sending a large number of boxes with fragile contents, it’s generally safer to keep all the boxes together, along with lots of bubble wrap and padding inside the boxes.