Quote from Tim:
'Fluidity, fullness and lift are attributes
I look to impart into my pots, always trying to bring the softness
and suppleness of the material through to the end of the processes.
This combined with the alchemic adventure of taking a base
material and transforming it into objects of use and beauty
is the satisfying goal. I collect various materials from the
coastline and countryside near to where I live in Cornwall.
The use of these river silts, clays and sands imparts a sense
of my connection with the region that I live in. One of the
main ingredients is a material which I call ‘Red River
silt’. I collect the silt from a river that empties out
into St. Ives Bay at Godrevy. I use this material as a slip,
a glaze ingredient, an ‘on-glaze’ pigment and a
glaze in its own right. I process the silt and other local
clays into liquid clay slips which are then applied by dipping
or brushing onto the leather hard pots. While the slip is still
fluid and wet, I use my fingers to draw through to reveal the
clay body below. By doing this with vigour and immediacy, I
hope to give the pieces the vitality that I strive for.
A variety of different voices inform my ceramic practice, from East to West,
Korea to Marshall, Karatsu to Button. I hope that the combination of these
influences and personal endeavor lead to pieces of work that have a subtle
beauty that only clay can allow to happen.
I make a variety of forms, from rice bowls
and lidded containers to drinking cups and pouring bowls. All
work is thrown and turned on a slow turning kick wheel and
fired to between 1220 – 1250°C with sea shells in
a neutral atmosphere."