I’ve categorised these dishes separately from my normal range because they’re made of an entirely different, rustic raku clay. This clay feeds the peasant child in me. As opposed to the polar white earthenware or porcelain I normally use as a blank canvas, this clay is rough and ready but beautifully rustic, incredibly forgiving and changes colour depending on how high you fire it. I’ve been firing it to around 1100 degrees celcius and while it doesn’t allow fire as dark, it allows me to maintain the glaze colours I’m after. Sometimes the flecks of trachyte in the clay show through the glaze, adding to the rusticity.