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Clay Used and Firing Techniques

For Salt Glazing: Low iron stoneware.

For Raku: Same body, grogged.

Salt Glaze Firing in 27 cu. ft. downdraught oil fired kiln.

Making Methods and Type of Work

Thrown and altered vessel forms - jugs, jars, bowls, plates, casserole dishes, vases, mugs.  Some purely decorative, others functional.  In salt glaze and Raku.

I have been making pots professionally since 1971.  My constant preoccupation has been with 'throwing' and the endless variations, possibilities and pleasure to be had from manipulating wet clay, both on and off the potters' wheel.  Combined, of course, with the alchemy of fire!

For the last 14 years I have made salt glazed high-fired stoneware and also Raku fired pots for the sheer enjoyment of it.  My work is influenced by traditional pots, both Oriental and European, and by the twists and spirals found in Nature as well as those that spontaneously occur when my hand passes over wet clay as it spins on the wheel.

Every summer, since 1971, I hold residential holiday courses for aspiring potters of all skill levels and all ages.

I also have a BA (Hons.) degree in Ceramics/Glass.


        I exhibit regularly in the UK and abroad.

David Cantor Gallery, London

Goldsborough Gallery, Knaresborough

Gowan Gallery, Sawbridgeworth

Chelmsford Museum

Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket

Contemporary Ceramics, London

Leicester City Art Gallery

Clayton Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh

Bury St. Edmunds Art Gallery


Recent Media Coverage of Deborah Baynes' Pottery Studio

The Sunday Times, June 1999




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