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 Faceted Beakers are stunning. The faceted surface that emulates the shape you might expect from a french tumbler starts to drift away from those uniform lines into something far more fluid and sculptural. Rough and ready, these beakers have a longevity to them. All the intricate detailing that is left through the process of making is beautiful; the grainy clay poking through the glaze, the glaze pulling away from the clay, marks and textures, all adding to the character of these pieces.
Choose between the green of Tims Wood Ash Glaze or the grey of his White Porcelain & Celadon Glaze.
(W)9 x (H)10.5cm