Before the weather cools too much I have been catching up with my ceramics - Outdoor Raku firing and clay drying becomes a good deal more challenging as the season shifts towards winter. The autumn colours are so inspiring that I never allow my painting to stop either.
November through December has almost every weekend booked with Christmas Fairs. It is a great time to show work, get feedback from visitors, meet up with regular exhibitors and meet new ones. I am looking forward to it greatly. My display stand for the shows has had something of a makeover this year. The use of naturally distressed reclaimed timber has given me something of a Robinson Crusoe ship wreck look, fabulous for displaying my sea scape pots on!
New Ceramics page on my web site
I have set up a new web page for my ceramic work.
Pieces include a series of ceramic pots inspired by my seascape paintings, some are embellished with a figure on the lid. Each pot is coil built in layers allowing the form to evolve intuitively in a sculptural process, giving each pot a uniqueness which embraces looseness and freedom of form. The glaze colours are applied to represent the constant movement of the sea; the raw pot is like dry sand with a wet edge against the white shallow water, whilst deeper depths are represented by rich green and turquoise hues. The figures on the lids have their own narratives; finding a stillness above the turmoil of the moving sea.