Gerry has been a potter for over 40 years. He works in the traditional techniques of wheel-thrown ware. He likes making functional pots, sometimes with the addition of a quirky little mouse, and delights in the knowledge of their everyday use by his customers.
He also enjoy experimenting with the overlapping of glazes to produce different results on the underlying base colour – especially when small crystals appear under certain firing conditions in the kiln.
At the moment he is working with rutile, and using it as a reactive glaze over oxides of iron, copper and cobalt. This results in explosions of colour on the outside of the pots.