Carl Gray

The functional wheel-thrown pots that Carl creates are modest but highly
considered and precisely made, sometimes altered when wet, often with
spontaneous, energetic surface marks. Everything is conceived in the
knowledge that his work will be wood-fired. Form is simple as complex
surfaces can develop, flame and ash painting the work. He uses his own
blend of low iron clays/slips which respond to the atmospheric
conditions in the kiln. Sustainability is important and Carl uses found
materials to make glazes and waste wood as fuel.

Pots are made in his Mansfield studio and Newark College where Carl teaches ceramics.
His kiln site is at Hill Holt Wood, nestled between Newark
and Lincoln, where he has a cross draft kiln inspired by John Theis’
Manabigamma kiln. Carl also helps to fire the anagama kiln at Loughborough
University where he studied for an MA in Ceramics.

Carl has had a love of clay for as long as he can remember and enjoys
letting this unique material speak for itself in the things that he makes.
The tensions that arise from contrasts interest him and often appear in his work,
be they contrasts of the angular and round, smooth and rough, controlled or spontaneous.

Carl Gray
extra small square plate
£18.00

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Carl Gray
small square plate
£30.00

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Carl Gray
small square plate
£30.00

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Carl Gray
extra small square plate
£18.00

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Carl Gray
square side plate
£42.00

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Carl Gray
square side plate
£42.00

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Carl Gray
square side plate
£42.00

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Carl Gray
medium lidded pot
£65.00

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Carl Gray
extra small ink well pot
£24.00

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Carl Gray
small round shoulder vessel
£60.00

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Carl Gray
medium round shoulder vessel
£70.00

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Carl Gray
extra small square bowl
£18.00

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Carl Gray
small square bowl
£22.00

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Carl Gray
medium square bowl
£45.00

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Carl Gray
square berry bowl
£55.00

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Carl Gray
indented lugged bottle
£65.00

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Carl Gray
lugged vessel
£70.00

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Carl Gray
medium indented lugged vessel
£85.00

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Carl Gray
medium lugged vessel
£85.00

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Carl Gray
coffee cup
£38.00

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Carl Gray
small indented pourer
£42.00

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Carl Gray
medium indented pourer
£50.00

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Carl Gray
small lugged vessel
£60.00

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Carl Gray
medium lidded garlic pot
SOLD

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Carl Gray
berry bowl with dish
SOLD

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Carl Gray
pouring bowl
SOLD

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Carl Gray
indented lugged oil bottle
SOLD

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