Tim Babbe’s pots are all individual and handmade from clay that he mixes himself. Tim blends the raw materials according to his own recipe, before using a lump of clay without weighing it for each pot.
All his stoneware are practical pieces fired at 1300 degrees making it equally suitable from oven to table. He uses natural materials from copper, iron, cobalt to seaweed for colour. Ash glaze is acquired from burning wood, which allows different woods to produce different colours.
During the late 70s and early 80s, he worked with Paul Dyer who, he says, was the best potter in the Channel Islands and a great inspiration to him.
During those years they had a small pottery at the Coach-House Gallery. Tim now works in a shed at his house in Cobo. He stamps his pots TB.
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Jones, E. (2007) ‘Bowled Over’, 24SE7EN, 13 April, pp. 6–8.