All Selborne Pottery’s pieces are hand thrown and turned stoneware, no machines or moulds are used and the traditional techniques have taken many years to perfect. The pottery does not try to mimic the past but draws on skills rarely practiced today.
Combined with high temperature stoneware glazes, fine brushwork, wax resist and glaze trailing, the finished pots with rich copper red and cobalt blue glazes are both functional and decorative whilst still having a contemporary look. On the Specials range, gold lustre is hand decorated on to the stoneware pot and then fired again, adding a luxurious opulence not normally found on studio pottery. The glazes and pigments are made from raw materials in the pottery and are fired in a gas kiln to over 1300° Celsius.
This fuses both clay and glaze together in an impenetrable bond, giving the pottery both its brightness and depth of colour. Although decorative, the pots have been designed to be used and are oven and dishwasher safe, an exception to this being the pots with gold lustre which shouldn't be used in the microwave.