Andrew Eddleston, BA, Hons, Bath Academy of
Art, had several yearsí experience working as a production thrower.
He now teaches part-time and makes his own pottery in his studio at
Andrew makes a range of domestic ware using
rich terracotta clay over which he brushes coloured slips on which
delicate motifs are painted.
He is also interested in the surface qualities
of burnished and smoked ware, which has led him to develop pots of
the quality of finely decorated and polished wood. He applies
several layers of decoration, from the first layer of slip and the
carefully filled in design (which is meticulously burnished), to the
sharpness of the final lustre line and stippled decoration. Finally,
a wispy pattern of smoke is captured from the fire and sealed
beneath the silky polished surface.