Tim Foster Wood and Clay
Original pieces from wood and clay
Tim Foster lives and works in a beautiful location perched on the side of the Ceiriog Valley overlooking Wales and the newly created World Heritage Site near Chirk.
Taking inspiration and materials from the surrounding countryside he makes original pieces from wood and clay.
Pieces are designed to be functional, tactile and visually pleasing. The turned wooden lids are regularly surmounted by unique handles that in form resemble trees. The end grain timber to create these is sourced from surrounding woodland and it’s use reveals the often hidden beauty of different tree species.
Well formed stoneware bowls and containers utilise hand mixed glazes which regularly incorporate wood ash, a by product produced by burning the offcuts generated whilst making the lids.
The bowls and containers lend themselves to a wide range of uses from holding butter, sugar and salt, to face powder, jewellery and that little something that you can never remember where you put it.
Other lids incorporate hand modelled white porcelain discs inserts, which contrast successfully with the subtle grain and colour of English and Welsh oak.
Decorative and functional, these containers are a talking point at the dinner table or sit equally well in the bedroom or on the coffee table but not in direct sunlight on the windowsill.
Visitors who wish to find out more about these pieces or to purchase them are welcome to visit Hafod Pottery by appointment.