Peter McCarthy


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.



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!