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Clive Pearson

 

 

Clive Pearson Large jug

Clive Pearson Large jug

 

Clive Pearson Medium bowl

Clive Pearson Medium bowl

 

Clive Pearson Mug

Clive Pearson Mug

Clive Pearson

Clive first came to Devon in 1972, and through the years, opened up a series of workshops. First, he started in Welcombe, then in Hartland and finally in Clovelly.

Most of the pieces were made during the winter period as Clive had been running a charter boat, the “Jessica Hettie”; mainly for divers, anglers, and passengers to Lundy Island. However, he has just retired from running the boat commercially, which now will use purely for pleasure, concentrating on the pottery. So, the pots will continue to fly off the wheel for a few more years, hopefully!

 His Work:

Pottery seems to be a long journey, not always smooth; just when you think you have cracked it, the kiln door is opened to reveal some disasters; such is a Potter’s life! All the pots are thrown on an electric wheel, which has never let him down.

Clive has been fascinated, for some 30 years, by the beautiful colours obtained by reduction firing using a gas kiln; particularly the deep blues of the Chinese glaze known as Chun.

The most recent development started 5 years ago, with the generous help of a potter friend, John Harlow, who, very sadly, died in 2015. This glaze is a basic rutile based glaze with wood ash, in combination with 2 other glazes and followed by a long firing using the reducing atmosphere. Then, a beautiful blue glaze emerges.