Joanna Oliver

Joanna Oliver is a potter based in south Oxfordshire who works in various stonewares and porcelain to create functional and beautiful pieces. Joanna has a wonderful sense of colour and she delights in the real alchemy involved with glazing, the unfired glaze bearing no comparison to the fired one. Glaze recipes are generously shared between potters and many of those that Joanna uses are oriental and have been used for hundreds of years. She particularly likes ash glazes and that involves gathering certain wood types from the countryside around us and then reducing them to ash in the stove: washed and sieved they become an all important ingredient.