Gail Russell

Most of my work is I throw on an electric potters wheel, in porcelain.

Some pieces may take a week or more to complete.  Pieces then are fired in an electric kiln.  Some of the glaze designs I have developed require several layers of glaze, oxides, more glaze and sometimes even plant materials, which burn out during the firing to produce a small amount or trail of ash, creating a dot or line on the final piece.   Hence some glazing processes have become more and more complicated, and I find it takes longer and longer to glaze a load of pots, but I love the process!

I hope each owner of one of my pots finds enjoyment in it, be it visual, spiritual, culinary, artistic – preferably a combination of all of the above.