Natural Uist Glaze

Louise likes to use natural materials where possible in her work to add texture to the surface of the clay. She gathers different sands and sediments from around the island and runs test firings to see which work best with her different sculptures.

The delicate textures captured on the surface of the clay are highlighted with the use of this unique local material as a glaze.

Some of the raw material is collected straight out of the ground on her croft in North Uist. The stoneware firing process, reaching temperatures of 1260c, releases the wonderful rich glassy iron & chestnut tones that you see before you. A unique reminder of your visit to the Hebrides.

Pictured: Kelp Forest Pool and Creel Basket