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Announcement    Shield Studio Pottery throws and fires individual ceramic pieces with simple glazes, earth tones and minimal decoration. Clay is fired to ~1280 centigrade in a gas reduction kiln, some wares will be from anagama wood fired

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Last updated on 16 Jul, 2021

Shield Studio Pottery throws and fires individual ceramic pieces with simple glazes, earth tones and minimal decoration. Clay is fired to ~1280 centigrade in a gas reduction kiln, some wares will be from anagama wood fired

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Unique, hand thrown ceramics from Shield Studio Pottery.

Shield Studio Pottery produces beautiful hand thrown ceramics. Primary stoneware clay and reduction firings, typically with shino or ash based glazes rendering non-uniform and unpredictable surface colour influenced heavily by the firing techniques. Varying the firing schedule and the glaze application methods constantly produce different finishes to the aesthetic. Earth tones, satin sheens and texture from the clay body are qualities Iain enjoys in his pots. Expect natural hues, satin matte textures and variation in finish.

Iain lives in Abingdon, Oxfordshire and runs a micro pottery alongside a busy full time job and his young family. He has been throwing for over ten years and has developed techniques through tuition from several well known potters and Sunningwell school of art. Iain is constantly developing in ceramics expertise; making his own glazes, sourcing ‘wild’ materials, designing and building his own kilns and is now part of Oxfordshire Craft Guild. Iain teaches throwing locally, exhibits regularly and has a deep respect for craft and creativity.

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  • Iain Shield

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    Iain has been throwing for over a decade having been taught by leading potters and Sunningwell School of Art. Fascinated by reduction fired stoneware he has built several kilns and is experimental in glazing, firing and sourcing wild materials

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Last updated on 20 Apr, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Are items dishwasher safe?

Stoneware fired ceramics are hard wearing and should be fine in the dishwasher but I would still recommend you hand wash these individually made one off pieces to be extra safe.

Are items waterproof?

Yes! All my pieces are high fired and the clay is fully vitrified (reached optimal maturation in the firing process) which means the clay is waterproof even without a glaze.

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