Selborne Pottery was established in 1985 by Robert Goldsmith after attaining a BA Hons in ceramics at West Surrey College of Art and Design at Farnham.
Each piece of pottery is hand thrown and turned on a wheel. No industrial techniques or moulds are used in the making process. The pottery does not try to mimic the past but does draw 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. Special pieces can be commissioned for Births, Anniversaries and Weddings on request.
Selbourne’s gold luster range adds a luxurious opulence not normally found on studio pottery. The glazes and pigments are made up from raw materials in the pottery and are fired in a gas kiln to almost a white heat. This fuses both clay and glaze together in an impenetrable bond, giving the pottery both its brightness and its depth of colour.
Due to the nature of the firing process subtle colour changes occur in the glazes. This is especially true of the copper red glaze which can fire to a bright red, tomato red or pink giving the pots in the same range the feeling of a family rather than of being cloned! Although decorative, the pots have been designed to be used and are oven and dishwasher safe. Pots with gold luster should not be used in the microwave. There is no lead or cadmium in the glaze and all are safe for everyday use.