One of the first clay workshops I took was with Malcolm Davis; sadly he passed away this week. The photo shows two of his shino glazed tea bowls. Malcolm was a full time studio potter since the early 1980's and worked extensively with carbon-trap shino glazes which he said developed best in early and heavy reduction.
At the workshop I attended Malcolm shared freely about his life as a potter and his experiences in the world of clay where he threw multiples of porcelain tea bowls off the hump. Malcolm said early in his career, each time he took a workshop, he was given different and often conflicting advice for working in clay from other ceramists. Malcolm said he learned each ceramic artist must find there own way in working with clay. What I remember best about Malcolm was his humor and kind and gentle nature.