Daniel Boyle

Daniel graduated from the Harrow Studio Ceramics course in 1991, then had a shared workspace space at Kate Malone’s Balls Pond studios in London before returning to work as a technician and studio manager on the Harrow ceramics course. In 1997, he moved to West Wales to set up a studio on a smallholding where he has continued to develop his work and firings for the past 23 years. Daniel exhibits widely across the UK, Europe and internationally.

Daniel is a maker of one-off thrown, salt and ash glazed stoneware. His work is mostly wheel thrown forms – simple and functional, sometimes slab built or thrown and assembled, his shapes developed to combine with his glazing techniques. He explores unconventional firing processes, experimenting and developing his purpose-built kilns pushing the boundaries of traditional industrial salt glaze to enrich his pots, which are both contemporary and individual.  Vibrant slips and ash glazes are applied in multiple layers to encourage the firing process to leave its mark on the ware. During the firing process textures and movement happen within the fluid glaze, producing unique and complex flowing, textured and feathered glazes to be explored beyond their surface. Every firing has an element of unpredictability as the boundaries of the materials are pushed to their limits.