DM Pottery = Denise McDonald
I am a potter based in Sydney. I want to create practical and beautiful ceramic work that functions well and integrates into the daily lives of my customers.
Being handmade, every piece is unique in its details but collectable as sets.
I am interested in further exploring the relationship between handmade tableware and food culture. Food and ceramics are a natural partnership. To this end, I am interested in taking on more commissions from restaurants and attending food markets.
Image below shows my white plates in service at Pinbone Restaurant, Woollahra NSW. An ongoing commission.
Image by Lee Tran Lam. Sourced with permission from Lee's blog The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry
More work for Pinbone Restaurant
I fire my work to stoneware temperature 1200-1260C. This matures the clays I use and makes the wares non-porous, strong and chip resistant.
All glazed surfaces that could come into contact with food are food safe. They are lead and barium free.
I undertake production throwing, slab built functional wares, and small scale individual sculptures.
I fire in an electric kiln in suburban Sydney.