Duncan Shearer, Mug
A medium-sized ceramic mug, wheel-thrown, and wood-fired with a soda glaze. Deep red-brown colours with variations of flashings on each cup.
Height: between 8.5-9cm high Diameter:between 7.5-8cm *some minor variation in size between cups due to the handmade nature of this work. Please note your mug will be chosen at random from the selection we have; each one is equally unique and special.
Duncan Shearer specialises in wood-fired, soda-glazed pottery using traditional techniques. He lives and works in Karangahake Gorge where he uses his vast knowledge to teach with his partner and fellow potter Charade Honey, he also consults on a range of pottery subjects including kiln construction. "Currently, most of my work begins life on the wheel, but that’s just the start of the making process. I often add, subtract and alter the initial round forms, looking for a liveliness and freshness that will remain through the whole making process. I use a wood kiln to fire my work as it provides the richest surfaces that compliment my forms. The physical nature of this firing process and its inherent unpredictability give my work freshness and a decorating touch that speaks about process."