Peter McCarthy

Ceramics

Peter McCarthy is a night potter at Claypool Studio in Botany and makes functional pieces in stoneware that look equally at home on the mantlepiece.

@peterwjmccarthy


OBJECT SHOP MAKER Q&A

What is your 'origin story'?! Where did it all start?

I saw an amazing Bodil Manz work at ANG and thought I'd love one of those. Later on I decided to learn more by doing.

Describe the last thing you made?

A large multi-coloured under-glaze bowl with chequered glaze sgraffito pattern.

What part of the making process do you enjoy the most?

I treat all stages of production as equally important and so I spread the joy throughout the process.

What's next on the horizon for you?

I have been trying to emulate a textile texture with surface treatment and need to develop a more detailed approach - maybe a tartan next!