My name is Neil Anthony Hayward Lewis

My interest in Pottery started 43 years ago.

I began working with Red earthenware clay, two years later I slowly started to become interested in high fired Stoneware Pottery where, I was able to study the effectsts of high temperatures on naturally occurring materials and various oxides and how heat enabled these to interact with each other to produce many varying visual effects and natural colours.

 After many years of working in stoneware I have reverted back to making terracotta earthenware slip-ware  with an emphasis on making functional domestic ware

I like the plasticity of the red clay and its earthiness to work with.

I make simply decorated pots and love the fluidity of the slip allowing it to find its own natural level on the pot as it is applied together with the use of various oxides in combination with slip.

After years of firing in an electric kiln  I now fire all my work in a "Reduction" atmosphere gas kiln for a greater variety of colour and hues and open to offering this facility to other potters who currently fire by electric but who might wish to have some of their own work fired in a reduction kiln. 


I like the plasticity of I like the plasticity of the red clay and its earthiness to work with. I make simply decorated pots and love the fluidity of the slip allowing it to find its own natural level on the pot as it is applied together with the use of various oxides in combination with slip. All my past work has been fired in an electric kiln but I am also changing to firing in a gas kiln to explore the mysteries of reduction fired pots and the potential different range of colours and hues that reduction fired work can brin the red clay and its earthiness to work with. I make simply decorated pots and love the fluidity of the slip allowing it to find its own natural level on the pot as it is applied together with the use of various oxides in combination with slip. All my past work has been fired in an electric kiln but I am also changing to firing in a gas kiln to explore the mysteries of reduction fired pots and the potential different range of colours and hues that reduction fired work can bring.

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