Juliet Gorman
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Smoke fired created using Earthstone clay that has been highly burnished.

Horsehair bottles

Low fired highly burnished work using horsehair to create a pattern

Traditional smoke fired work

All traditionally hand built using a materials to create an interesting surface.


Burnished handmade figures usind coloured slips

Landscape vases

Traditionalle hand built burnished vases decorated with colourde slips and smoked horsehair and tape

wired vases

Traditionally highly burnished vases smoked with horsehair and wire added

balancing rocks

Highly burnished pebbles that have had the deign insiced out of the surface, under glazes used and then smoke fired with horsehair

Landscape picture

Highly bunished tile. Incised lines, coloured slips, horsehair and tape burnt off have been used

My Events

Art in Clay, Farnham
14 Nov 2015 - 10:00 to 15 Nov 2015 - 17:00
Prestigious pottery show with renowned potters.
Art in Clay, Farnham
Walberswick Anglian Potter's Show
8 Aug 2015 - 10:00 to 9 Aug 2015 - 17:15
Many Anglian Potter's will be selling their work.
Walberswick Anglian Potter's Show
Craeftiga, Sutton Hoo, Suffolk
21 Mar 2015 - 10:00 to 22 Mar 2015 - 17:00
Craeftiga, Sutton Hoo. Anglian Potter's stand celebrating a festival of craftsmanship.
Craeftiga, Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

July Open Studios

Cambridge Open Studios 2021
Cambridge Open Studios 2021
smoke-fired ceramics
Hand-built, low-fired ceramics reflect my continual fascination for this medium. Smoke-firing techniques, texture and burnished surfaces are present.
  • Commissions Taken
  • Visitors All Year
  • Tuition Given

The excitement and unpredictability of making work to be smoke fired is a fascinating, frustrating and exhilarating process.  I have concentrated on experimenting and developing my own style, trying to keep an honest association with the roots of the process. I suppose it is only natural that my work emulates my African origins, which given the technique, is appropriate. The figures, animals, vases and panel pictures are based on my own photographs taken during visits to various parts of Africa,  memories and research. The challenge of each piece is finding the right shape, texture and colour, which, when combined, produces a simple, but pleasing, end result. The very nature of the smoke-firing technique produces smoke effects that are totally unique and enhance each piece. Over the last year I have  been experimenting with firing horse hair onto the pots, figures and panel pictures with some interesting results. The excitement of working in clay never fades.