Modern Craft Workshop is the North Cornwall studio of potter Rebecca Proctor. Thrown on a wheel using local stoneware clays, each piece is clean and simple with natural character. The pots are strong and functional, designed for use either at home or in a busy restaurant.
The pottery is made in a small workshop near Bude on the Cornwall and Devon border. This landscape where coast meets countryside is rich in natural resources and a range of local, raw materials go into the work. Many of the pots are created for outstanding restaurants, including The Clove Club in London and Inver in Scotland. The forms are modern, yet inspired by the traditions of country pottery; the bellied jug, pulled handle and spout are all features of traditional pots, but here they are updated in a subtle way.
Rebecca is also part of the Kigbeare Kiln Project in Devon, a group of potters led by Svend Bayer, who have built and fire an anagama kiln together every few months. This is a large Japanese style woodfired kiln which is fired continuously for five days and nights. The idea is to create a large bed of embers and ashes, which circulate within the kiln, forming natural marks and glazes.
Prior to making pottery, Rebecca was a design writer and has had five books published by Laurence King on design and craft. However, a lifelong obsession with materials and craftsmanship eventually led her to making pots, rather than writing about them.
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