Sonia Lewis
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Exhibition
Repeats every 3 weeks every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday and every Sunday until Sun Apr 30 2017.
7 Apr 2017 -
10:30 to 17:30
Selling exhibition with Peter Cavaciuti for dates 7-30 April Porcelain and Oriental Watercolours
Exhibition
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July Open Studios

Cambridge Open Studios 2019
Cambridge Open Studios 2019
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potter
Wheel thrown robust, wood-fired stoneware with ash glazes. High fired porcelain with subtle glazes Information on courses run from workshop.
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I have been a professional potter for over thirty years, exhibiting both in England and abroad. I use porcelain to make pots which are both elegant and functional. The pots begin on the wheel. Decoration is kept to a minimum. Strokes of shellac are applied as a resist prior to biscuit firing. After the glaze firing the marks are quietly revealed as the glaze pools around the patterns. The glazes are most important - the colours are caused by the effect of oxides in the glazes and reflect the quality of light that only porcelain gives- especially blue/green celadons and misty yellows. The work is fired to 1300oc in a gas kiln with a heavy reduction.In my wood firing kiln I use stoneware as the effect of the naked flame on the clay gives the added exitement of unpredictability.Here the glazes I use all come from the ash of our trees. I live and work in the Fens where I run courses from the workshop.