Cherry Tewfik

Cherry has been a potter for over forty years. Of Egyptian decent, she trained in Canterbury but developed the unique forms, decorations and colours of her ceramics through life and work among the inspiring potters of East Africa and Malaysia during the 1970s and 80s. Now with studios in central France and Canterbury, Cherry concentrates on decorative pottery using the ancient Japanese techniques of Raku, where white-hot pots are lifted from the kiln and either plunged, hissing and steaming into sawdust and water or are presented with horsehair, leaves and feathers which fuse into the body of the pot. The results from this rapid cooling and immersion in carbonising materials are unpredictable and unrepeatable.