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Jacob Bodilly

Standardware Jug and Bowl in Hagi White.JPG

Standard ware is the name given to a Potter's everyday range of pots. This may include jugs, mugs, bowls etc.
2015

Cook Pot.JPG

A clay cooking pot, glazed on the inside The pot's surface has been toasted from the firing process.
2015

Wildflower Vase.JPG

This Bottle vase has been covered in a white clay and transparently glazed. These particular pots are inspired by ancient Korean type vases.
2015

Serving Bowl With Green Ash Glaze.JPG

Another piece of Bodilly Standardware is the serving bowls. These come in three sizes. This pot is glazed with a Beech ash glaze.
2015

Tall Mugs.JPG

A pair of tall drinking cups. These are signature glazing techniques for dark 'Tenmoku', and Duck egg 'Celadon', type glazes
2015

Karatsu Jug.JPG

This jug was a rather special one from Nov 2014. It is a standard ware jug, but it has taken on a character beyond standard.
2015

Tenmoku Teapot.JPG

The Tenmoku Teapot, not an easy one to get right. All 'Bodilly' Teapots are glazed with a white glaze inside which promotes a good tasting brew. This pot holds 1.2 lt, perfect for about 4 cups of tea.
2015

Blue Green Storage Jar.JPG

Storage jars, like this tea jar are a joy to use at home. Bodily tea jars fit a bag of 'Twinnings Everyday tea' to perfection.
2015

Boscean Mug.JPG

Boscean Pottery wasa great inspiration for me. I learnt to make these type of mug that master Potter Scott Marshall was well known for in West Cornwall.
2015

Shino Hakeme Bowl.JPG

A more decorative piece. This is an exhibition piece that has a toasting glaze, freely brushed on the outside, with a blue glazed interior.
2015

Shino bowl with Iron Decoration.JPG

Influenced by Oriental bowls, this is a decorative piece that can be used for drinking special teas.
2015

Blue Milk Jug.JPG

The blue milk jug just asks to be used. Part of the Standardware designs, the blue ones leave the showroom first.
2015

Small Bowl.JPG

These small bowls are used for many different small jobs in the kitchen or for serving sauces/dips. Some happen to come out beautiful too.
2015

Jacob Bodlly Sun Drying Pots.JPG

Drying pots in the sun outside the Pottery.
2015

Jacob Bodilly Sketchbook 2.JPG

Jacob Bodilly sketch book.
2015

Jacob Bodilly Throwing.JPG

Jacob Bodilly throwing pots.
2015

Jacob Bodilly

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Jacob Bodilly

Jacob Bodilly Pottery is situated near the Devon/Somerset border, between the tiny Hamlet of Greenham and the village of Holcombe Rogus.
Jacob Studied Ceramics at Cardiff University and went on to become one of the first apprentices at the new Leach Pottery, St Ives, in 2008. Jacob finished his apprenticeship in 2010 and went on to run the Boscean Pottery in St Just, Cornwall.
Jacob has recently re-located his practice to Devon where he has his workshops and showroom. In May 2014 work began to renovate an old farm outbuilding into use as a Pottery. Jacob has since extended his space to allow for a tuition space. The Pottery also has a small garden plot.
Jacob Has enjoyed relative success over the last 7 years with commissions from The Barbican centre shop in London, The Eden Project at St Austell, Contemporary Artist Kurt Jackson, and English Heritage. Jacob has also completed many other minor private commissions and small scale commercial commissions for cafes and restaurants.
Jacobs style resonates his passion for traditional and folk ceramics.
Jacob has worked in much of the main ceramic firing techniques throughout his career. He currently fires his work in a gas fired kiln and makes his work in the reduction stoneware process.
His work is made from a secret blend of quality clays, and all his glaze finishes are hand prepared. Specifically Jacob hand prepares certain Iron bearing pigments and wood ashes, which he expertly blends with powdered stones and clays to create his distinctive glaze pallette.
Jacob enjoys selling his work directly to customers and invites the public to visit him at his workshop and showroom. He also gives tuition and demonstrations of his formidable skill.