Open to the public 1 - 3rd June 2018 at Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall

Zoe Petrie



I make my pots by pinching,coiling or throwing & then fired using the process of Horsehair Raku



I work mainly with stoneware clay and love throwing forms on the wheel.  I also enjoy hand building by pinching and coiling.  My work is mainly concerned with form, often organic and sculptural and often inspired from the practice of life drawing.

Horsehair raku is a process of heating up burnished & polished pots in a raku kiln & pulling them out red hot.  Horsehair, feathers & sugar are then carefully placed on the pots which instantly ignite to leave a carbon imprint and smoke marks on the pots.  The shine is then enhanced with beeswax.  The pots are for decoration purposes only as they are not glazed & therefore not waterproof.

If you would like to see more of Zoe’s work she will be exhibiting as part of Warwickshire Open Studios at 11,Emscote Road, Warwick CV34 4PH .