A jug designed by a Halstead-based potter is going on display alongside renowned artists past and present.

Shaun Hall, 41, creates pottery from his home studio in Head Street, Halstead, as well as teaching in the charity sector and running classes at Braintree Mencap.

He uses a Japanese style of potterymaking called raku. Raku ceramics are fired for a shorter time than British pottery, and use a post-firing method where the piece is taken from the kiln while still hot and cooled in wood chips or shavings, which produces a lot of smoke.

His word is regularly displayed at exhibitions across the region, and his latest creation has now taken permanent position at Chelmsford Museum.

To learn more about Shaun’s work, visit shaun-hall-raku.blogspot.co.uk

Full story in Friday's Halstead Gazette.