William throws with a mixture of two clays a Dorset Ball Clay and a Cornish Fire Clay which is supplied by John Doble of Newdown Sand and Clay pits for his bigger pieces he uses a clay mixed with Molochite, he throws on two wheels a traditional Japanese kick wheel and an electric wheel.

After a bisque firing all Williams pots are glazed with wood ash glazes with exception of the Tenmoku the wood ashes vary from a mixed variety to single species and all have to be tested before being made into a batch.

He also uses a Scottish granite which is high in Silica and a local quarry for Kirkstone slate dust. In 2000 William returned from a trip to Japan with a small variety of enamels which he acquired in Mashiko and this adds a new dimension to his work and involves a third firing for these selected pieces.


Linden Hall Studio Winter Group Show

Date: 3rd December - 3oth January

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm or by appointment at

Linden Hall Studio Ltd

32 St Georges Road
Deal, Kent  CT14 6BA


Alternatively you can view most of the collection via Linden Hall’s website.