Wayne Galloway was born in Fife. He makes his wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramics from his studio in Crail.
He is interested in alternative methods of firing and the unpredictable results making every piece unique.
Once a piece is ready for firing, he burnishes it to give a smooth surface. He then applies a sealant and burnishes again. The piece is then fired to 990 degrees. Now it can be smoke or pit fired in the grounds of nearby Cambo Gardens.
For this firing Wayne collects dry seaweed from the Fife coast, which he adds to the kiln along with salt, steel wool, copper wire, dried grasses and flowers from Cambo Gardens. Sawdust is provided by the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther. After firing the piece is washed and polished with beeswax.
Please note: these ceramics are not food safe or water tight.
Available work by Wayne Galloway:
Vase 13Wayne GallowaySmoke-fired ceramic. 18 x 7 x 8.5 cm Please note: these ceramics are not food…
Pebble 14Wayne GallowaySmoke-fired ceramic. 5 x 7 x 6.5 cm
Botanical 7Wayne GallowaySmoke-fired ceramic with fern leaf impression. 9 cm high, 12 cm diameter, with small ring…
Smooth 5Wayne GallowaySmoke-fired ceramic. 7 cm high, 11 cm diameter. Please note: these ceramics are not food…
Cracked surface 3Wayne GallowaySmoke-fired ceramic. 7 cm high, 11 cm diameter, with small ring foot. Please note: these…
Cracked surface 2Wayne GallowaySmoke-fired ceramic. 5.5 cm high, 11 cm diameter. Please note: these ceramics are not food…
Cracked surface 1Wayne GallowaySmoke-fired ceramic. 11 cm high, 17 cm diameter, with small foot ring. Please note: these…