Ceramike - Background Information

Peter Swanson - The White Road

Peter Swanson bowl Richard Batterham vase Peter Swanson anagam fired yunomi


Edmund de Waal's book The White Road narrates his journeys to porcelain producing areas of the world. Porcelain was originally made in Jingdezhen in China but in 1746 a porcellaneous clay was found on Tregonning Hill near Rosudgeon in Cornwall. This clay was used to make porcelain pots but not in recent times.

Peter Swanson lives close to Tregonning Hill and after reading The White Road was inspired to venture up the hill, dig some clay and try it out. As the group of guinomis above testify the clay fired well. Peter doesn't plan to go into full production but will on occasion make more.

Peter's website is PeterSwansonPottery.com.