Alex de Vos
Alexander is inspired by his connection with medieval history and the story a pot can tell. This can be a time, a place, the function or purpose a piece of pottery can impart. Small imperfections like fingerprints add to the story of how a pot was created and these can be further enhanced by the firing process. Salt firing is his favourite method of glazing pots. It is achieved by adding salt into the kiln at 1280c and offers a range of subtle effects, depending on location in the kiln, type of clay and the atmosphere inside the kiln.