#101 EspritBonsaiInternational - 69
I don’ttouchtheclay.I alsolearnedalot
I alwayskeepanotebookathand.I often
drawpotsandI makethemwithina week.
tantly,I leavemyclaysoutsidefora yearor
it creamy. Then it’s much more pleasant
to work with and more malleable and elas-
tic. Sometimes when I work on the wheel,
I can’t even stop. It doesn’t crack, it holds
better: it “takes shape”. And it makes more
E.B.I.: You also like to experiment with
ash glazes to get new colours and tex-
J.-P.K.: The preparation of glazes is a very
complex process. I have a basic recipe:
Passionate about working with clay and ash glazes, Jean-Philippe Koenig
experiments with many techniques and recipes in his workshop located in
Scherwiller, Alsace, to offer pots with different textures and colours.
43.5× 13.5× 4.4cm(17⅛× 5¼× 1¾in.).
35.5× 24.5× 5.5cm(14× 9⅝× 2⅛in.).
Bright red glazedottedwithbronzeforthisovalpot.
Dimensions: 26 × 19.5× 7.4cm (10¼× 7¾× 2⅞in.).