* How its Made *

The work involved in cleaning and preparing the rough clay belongs to David. He dries and then pulverizes 110 kg (50 lb) batches of the clay at a time, using a machine he designed.

The ball mill is like a rock tumbler that grinds the clay to a fine powder. The pulverized clay is then hand-sifted to remove particles of dirt, rock and vegetation, re-soaked to become workable, and stored to await use.

David process and creates clean slabs of clay The entire process takes several weeks......and a great deal of patience.

Judy manipulates the clay into slabs then moulds them to form unique tiles, cylindrical containers, decorative cones, and flat-faced clocks.

Wildflowers, seaweeds, marsh greens are pressed into the soft clay, then removed, leaving behind a distinct impression, which she highlights with a coloured glaze.

During the firing process, a high level of oxidized iron lends the warm reddish tinge to the otherwise grey unfired clay.