I found John Shirley’s work several years ago. Fell in love with it and go to his website every once in awhile to see his newest porcelain work. John spent many years creating a bone china porcelain that is translucent. It was important to this clay artist that he use only local sources to develop his clay body. John is one only a few ceramic artists currently working with monochromatic decoration using soluble salt, ceramic pigments, oxides and resist techniques layered over multiple firings. Antoinette Badenhorst interviews him on a visit to South Africa.