Michel Francois
French Cornwall

Michel uses ancient timeless techniques to create functional vessels.

Artist’s statement

His own glazes are crafted using Feldspar, Cornish stone and ash from local trees, such as Chestnut, Ash, and Beech.  By starving the kiln of oxygen, he draws minerals and oxides from inside the clay to the surface. There they react with the ash glaze, combining to act as prisms that filter and reflect light.  This process ensures that each piece is unique.

Items for sale

Full Moon

£1,800.00

Technical notes: Cornish Clay, from St Agnes & Porcelain. Michel’s Jun wallow glaze with over lay of willow ((31x27x27)

Year: 2020

Bowl

£1,000.00

Technical notes: Cornish Clay from St Agnes, Black Irish Clay & Porcelain. Michel’s willow ash jun glaze ((10×27)

Year: 2020

Blue

£3,200.00

Technical notes: Cornish Clay, from St Agnes & Porcelain. Michel’s Elm & plum jun glaze (42x40x40)

Year: 2020

Blush

£2,200.00

Technical notes: Cornish Clay, from St Agnes & Porcelain. Michel’s hazel ash jun glaze (31x28x28)

Year: 2020