Raku and textural/volcanic stoneware Ceramics by Shaun Hall

Raku and textural/volcanic stoneware Ceramics by Shaun Hall

Hand made and forged in fire...decorative and sculptural Raku and stoneware volcanic wares created by Shaun Hall since 1998.

Shaun's work bridges a passion for ceramics and objects rooted in antiquity, as well as modernist art, design and sculpture. It's often commented that his ceramics have a ritualistic or ceremonial aspect. His hand constructed forms are made using the slab and coil technique. The forms are complemented by the lustrous metallic surface textures inherent in the "Raku"post firing reduction process. Shaun pursues the "western style" of Raku- namely utlising copper loaded tin glazes and reactive matte slips, coupled with a heavy post firing reduction, normally done in dry pine- wood shavings. The copper matte surfaces are often remarked as looking like dramatic atmospheric "paintings".
It has taken nearly twenty years for Shaun to perfect the technique of "western style" Raku.

New for 2019- volcanic textural stoneware bowls and chawans.

Career as a Potter

Shaun's early work in raku was sold to department store "Selfridges and Co" . Since then has attracted a wide client base within the UK , and is represented in galleries across England and Wales. He is also represented overseas- having exhibited with "Atelier sur Cour" in Paris and with the "Charlie B Gallery" in Nevada, USA. In particular, India has been a successful recent venture. Shaun's ceramics were specially sourced out by interior design firm-"Curocarte" .

Publications/Media

Shaun has been featured in -"Ceramic Review", "Claycraft"," GQ" magazine, "Harpers Bazaar" and "Architectural Digest". He's also been represented in books such as "500 Raku"and "Handmade in Britain", in association with "Vivays" and the founders of Handmade themselves. Shaun's wheel thrown ceramics and tea bowls were featured on television on the Sony Liv Channel in a home decor programme entitled "House Proud" in November 2017.

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