Jim Malone has been making high fired stoneware pottery since the early seventies and also makes some porcelain. He works alone producing a wide range of individual pottery forms.
One of Britain's foremost potters, he has exhibited widely in this country as well as in America, Germany and Hong Kong. He is included on the British Crafts Council index of selected craftsmen and is a Fellow of the Craftsman Potters Association of Great Britain.
Work is all thrown on a traditional Korean type wheel and fired in the oil and wood burning oriental climbing kiln, the latter taking 20 hours to reach the required temperature throughout ( 1350 degrees centigrade in the hottest part of the kiln down to about 1280 deg.C). Constant stoking is required for much of this time.
Many different wood ashes and local minerals are used to make up glazes and these combine to make pottery which is both distinctive and unique to this area.