Russell Kingston

Russell makes Devonshire Slipware it’s the perfect medium for him. Its roots in North Devon are what drew Russell to it. Its humble origins of the everyday medieval pot to its vibrant place in today's studio pottery. Russell's pots are made for the kitchen and table, he sincerely hopes that they are used and enjoyed in everyday life.

 

Russell's work is wheel thrown and slab built. Pots are to be used so forms are simple and Robust. Rims are rolled for strength and to mirror the chunky ring at the bottom which is used for slipping and glazing. Handles are pulled from the pot as if they had grown there. Slip is dipped, poured, brushed, trailed and splashed with animated movements. Colour is achieved using oxides in slips. Pots are then once fired in an electric kiln from 1100c – 1140c.