in the studio with peter mccarthy
Peter McCarthy is a Sydney-based potter who makes wheel thrown vessels that are both beautiful and functional. Peter has a love for making on the wheel and an amazing attention to detail. His pots are often meticulously decorated with parallel lines or checks.
We stock a range of Peter's monochrome, geometric work ranging from vases to bottles and salad bowls. Recently, we asked Peter a few questions to gain an insight into his practice.
How do you describe yourself?
I am a gardener potter.
Why/how did you start making pots?
I was keen to learn more about the making process of the pots I had collected.
Describe your process.
I am a night potter and throw stoneware, and more recently started digging my own clay.
What is your favourite pot and why?
A Bodil Manz cylinder, made of ultra thin translucent porcelain.
What is something surprising about making pots? (good or bad)
Getting very dirty, but it all comes out in the wash!