Steven James Will

Candlesticks by Steven James Will

“Coralline crag is a local, fossily rock which melts and bursts out of the clay when fired to leave a unique texture and pattern which speaks of my home here in Suffolk”. SJW

Steven James Will, a very special Suffolk potter whom we work with on a number of collaborations, has created another series to add to his striking family of hand-thrown candlesticks. Steven has thrown the candlesticks from a selection of white porcelain and rough black stoneware, a number of which have the addition of coralline crag to add texture and a certain amount of unpredictability. 

Each candlestick has a distinctive character of its own. They make for beautiful pairs or a wonderful growing collection to set a table or mantelpiece. The family and friends of the table!

Truly inspired by the natural world around him, Steven often finds items and materials that inform his work while on walks around the countryside. For these pieces, he has interspersed local coralline crag to weave a Suffolk story into each candlestick. The crag is a mix of silty sands and shell debris that can be found around our heritage coastal towns Aldeburgh and Orford – each item has a strong sense of place due to this addition.

Crag a loose shelly and fossil rich sandstone which is unique to the Suffolk Coast was collected from Capel Green, crushed and mixed with fresh clay. When fired the crag melts at a lower temperature than the clay and bursts out in streaks and bubbles adding warm brown tones and occasional sparkles.


Dimensions: Height - 25 - 28cm

You can read more about Steven and his journey here.

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