Moya Tosh

Silver Birch/porcelain/29cm (h)

My bark sculptures are inspired by the Silver Birch tree and reflect the distortions caused by ageing on its pure white surface - as the outer layers peel away its texture becomes gnarled and broken. These forms are hand-built by pulling and stretching porcelain clay until it wrinkles and cracks. I use black slip to emphasise the fissured, pitted exterior and metallic glaze to highlight its dark interior. Drips of bright red glaze hint at traumas endured. I am a member of Ceramic Art Whitway, along with Sally Courage & Teresa Munn. We host a permanent exhibition space housed within a working studio. Our aim is to promote the work of local ceramicists and studio potters in a relaxed, drop-in environment. We aim to bring ceramics to a wider audience where people can come and go, browse, buy and watch artists at work. We can also host small groups for talks by the artists about their practice.

Visiting during July, August and October is by appointment at:

We are limiting admission to 4 people per 40 minute session to allow social distancing. In the meantime, please do look at our videos on youtube channel Ceramic Art Whitway, where we discuss our processes. and Further videos will be available during 2021.

Opening Dates and Times

11am - 5pm by appointment
Appointments for July, August and October can be booked at through Eventbrite below.
Please make an appointment to visit: 


Ceramic Art Whitway
Red Steps Studio
RG20 9LE
Red Steps is a white house, between the Carnarvon Arms and Highclere Castle. Park on road. Studio is through the gate to the rear, and on the left.
Working studio