Susan Cupitt
Stoneware Pottery

Biography

I have been making pots for over 30 years, working as a member of a pottery cooperative and attending and teaching ceramics courses. I am a Selected Member and Secretary of the Anglian Potters. I have been part of Cambridge Open Studios since 1996.

About Stoneware Pottery

Stoneware pottery is exceedingly durable. It can safely be used in the oven, dishwasher or microwave. It is fired at a temperature of 1260 degrees or more, which is only a little below the temperature of porcelain. At this heat the clay is vitrified and the glaze merges with the clay body, so that that pots are non-porous even when unglazed. The high firing temperature results in a muted colour range but a much enhanced subtlety and depth.

About Porcelain

Porcelain is noted for its translucency. Otherwise there is not much difference between it and the smooth white high-fired stoneware clay that I normally use. But porcelain clay is more expensive than stoneware, is more difficult to throw, and there are greater problems with firing.

Links

Anglian Potters
Cambridge Folk Museum
Cambridge Open Studios
Primavera

Contact

Susan Cupitt
Tel: 01223 311937
Email: susan.cupitt@gmail.com