Yvonne Burford is a local potter, working in wheel-thrown high-fired stoneware and porcelain.

“I love the marked contrast of the fine, smooth, translucent, silk-like qualities of porcelain and the sandy, earthy feel of stoneware clay. I develop and mix my own glazes, endeavouring to bring out the different characteristics of the materials, often by layering one glaze over another. At present all my work is fired in an electric kiln at 1260C but I am currently building a wood-fired kiln which will allow me to explore different surface effects. My biggest challenge is always the tension between the desire to create organic forms and my innate need for mathematical precision. I favour functional pieces that can be used and enjoyed every day.”

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