Nick primarily uses clay which has come from pits in Devon, Dorset
and Cornwall and mixed to Muchelney Pottery's own unique recipe.
This clay is suitable for the high temperatures achieved during
the firing process and produces stoneware pots.
Muchelney Pottery uses a 350cu.ft three-chambered climbing kiln
- holding approximately 2,000 pots. It is wood-fired using
off-cuts of Larch and Douglas Fir to a temperature of 1320°C over a period of 36
hours. This process gives the unique 'toasted' finish which is
synonymous with Muchelney pots. Nick has also begun
firing using an electric kiln.
Nick's personal glazes
include blue/black tenmoku, tessha, celadon, blue/green and often
a porcelain slip decoration.