Peter Swanson

Ceramics

Peter was born 1950 and has been potting in Cornwall since 1976. He works in high-fired reduction stoneware and his pots are glazed with ashes from different plants and woods, such as Japanese knotweed, beech, pine etc. he also adds various granite dusts. These natural materials give Peter’s pots a truly elemental feel. He uses a self-built gas kiln and a wood-fired anagama kiln built in 2005 that can fire to 1325oC to achieve the surfaces and textures he is seeking.