Based in the rural countryside of Carmarthenshire Tim Lake produces his beautiful ceramic tableware. As a potter Tim is influenced by a vast array of cultures and objects, his pieces hold a reference to a long line of Japanese and Eastern influenced pots but on the other hand they also seem full of life with contemporary input. It is a difficult task to come across pots that are truly alive and playful yet raw and earthy, Tim strikes that balance perfectly. The St Agnes clay that performs such an important role in creating the rough textural finish in his work is then confronted with the painterly slip that is applied onto the surface, which appears light and effortless. Tim works with the very traditional clays, slips and firings that are common practice in studio pottery but his ceramics hold on tightly to a progressive movement forward bearing in mind contemporary needs and aesthetics.
These Carmarthenshire Pourers are stunning. Playful in texture, marks and tones, these pieces have so much character. Rough and ready, they have been made to be used every day. All the intricate detailing that is left through the process of making is beautiful; the grainy clay poking through the glaze, the patterning created through pressing into the surface, everything about these pots works in our eyes.
A strong addition to any pottery collection.
(W)9 x (H)10cm