Atkinson Jones Lustreware Ceramics

For 25 years we have been experimenting and developing our lustreware ideas.

 

Our work is unique; we use expensive precious metals to produce our own colours and fire many times to achieve complex and intricate patterns and textures.

 

Each piece of our Lustreware is unique and spectacular, as the reaction of one metal against another cannot be predicted. We work on each piece by hand for many hours. The Gold & Platinum is intricately applied before the final firing.

 

The finished piece can take up to 3 months to complete. The precious metal lustres create all the colour in our work; they are not merely an iridescent surface on a coloured clay or glaze, as favoured by other potters.

 

Our work is slip cast and the forms are designed and made by us in plaster, sometimes on a lathe, always using The Golden Section and Logarithmic Spiral thereby ensuring perfect proportions.

 

We produce the moulds in plaster and then slip cast the forms in porcelain. Our work is bisque fired and then glazed to 1220C using a transparent gloss glaze. Then, as previously mentioned, we work on each piece for several months applying precious metals and refiring many times.

 

We feel that the continued evolution and development of our designs and special effects result in collectable pieces of quality and originality.

 

Stephen5_ps4_vhigh_215w Turning shapes for slip cast Lustreware

Contact us on ; 01424848148