In May 2018 I spent two days on a glaze chemistry workshop run by Linda Bloomfield at Forest Row School of Ceramics. This was a turning point that made me look at the materials in a totally different way. These glaze ingredients - silica - flint - clay - oxides are all from the earth, and formed over millions of years! Ancient rocks. I was fascinated and captivated. The research and experimenting began. Through this alchemic process I have discovered so much, mostly that I still have a lot to learn.