The Jetty Gallery
Alan & Lyn Newton
Alan and Lyn met at Wallasey College of Art, Merseyside. Alan was undertaking a three-year course in industrial ceramics and Lyn was studying Fine Art. Alan became more interested in studio pottery and taught himself to throw on the Potter’s Wheel and hand build. Lyn’s flair for colour and applied decoration complimented Alan’s pots.
Their pots are thrown in porcelain or stoneware on the potter’s wheel. Once they have been created Lyn decorates them in glazes and oxides using brushes. The pots are then fired in an electric kiln to a temperature of 128 degrees C. At this temperature the clay is vitrified and becomes impervious to water.