Judi Prevost

Jude gravitates to colourful, whimsical designs with each of her pieces starting with a flat slab of clay. From there she uses a variety of tools, molds and cuts to create items that are fun to use and to display.

To achieve the soft, satin look on the finished piece she uses terra sigillata.
Terra sigillata is an ultra-refined clay slip that she applies to bone-dry wares and then polishes with a piece of plastic while still damp. The term terra sigillata, which means ‘sealed earth’, comes from the name of a type of Roman pottery mass-produced around the first century.

Teaching Pottery classes has been another clay adventure that allows Jude to add a bit more hustle and bustle into her studio, and “colour” into her days /evenings.