Kent Potters Association Picture Gallery - Martin Lake

Storage Jar
Tenmoku glazed stoneware

 

Small vase
Tenmoku glazed stoneware

Martin Lake

In 2007 Martin decided to start up his hobby again and begin throwing stoneware pottery.

His interest in pottery started at an early age at Axton Chase school, Longfield, Kent and continued throughout the mid 70's after purchsing his own equipment when he found a complete studio pottery for sale in Skegness. He found an empty stable block on premises at Pinden End Farm, Longfield and potted there for a few years until he owned a property when he set up a studio in his garage for a few more years. The hobby was put on hold and mothballed as other life events took priority. So after starting a family the youngest is now at an age when it's not cool to be seen with parents (except when when he's driving her somewhere in the car!) and so he now has a little more spare time to be creative again. He works in a small studio on the outskirts of Gravesend.

He likes throwing domestic ware and firing it using his favourite glaze Tenmouku. When fired in his gas kiln it produces rich dark plum colours. You can see more of Martin's work at his own site www.martinthepotter.com