Judi McCrum - Studio Potter

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My work is wheel thrown and handbuilt.  I have a range of flatware to compliment my domestic ware.

I enjoy to throw and alter pieces, experimenting with my own glazes.  I have been potting since 1972, having done a ceramic course at O.E.C.T. Wantirna, 1989/90, attending many workshops, expos and selling at markets, the most memorable the Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market since its beginning. 

I use mainly stoneware and porcelain clays made by Clayworks in Dandenong.  I make my own glazes and fire in a gas kiln to 1280oC oxidation and reduction.  I built my 8 c.ft. kiln in 1982 and rebuilt it to 12c.ft. in 1992. 

I have an electric kiln for bisque, earthenware and gold lustres.  My main themes at present are  Australiana designs, my Eildonware represents the dry country areas with hills and trees, Gum Nut balls, a reminder of the textures of the Eucalypt tree and my Sand and Sea pieces in cool blues and creams. 

My domestic  ware is oven, dishwasher and microwave proof and all pieces are waterproof.