New Ceramics page on my web site
I have set up a new web page for my ceramic work.
This changing autumn weather still allows clay to dry so I have continued my very satisfying coil built pots. Their subconsious evolution linking my sculpture to my oil painting. The glaze colour has evolved from my seascape paintings. Raw clay has the colour of dry sand with a toasted warm edge mimiking wet sand at the waters edge, white through blue green splashed glaze suggesting the movement and depth of sea water. Figures on the lids have narrratives relating to myths and fairytales.
Included on the ceramic page is a selection of porcelain crystal fired baubles. It took me most of last summer to perfect the delicate shapes and fabulous crystal effects.
Also in the ceramics category are 'Table Platters' chunky strong stoneware fired pieces raised on feet with cork protection spots to protect polished surfaces. Suited to display fruit or candles on and I'm sure you will think of some other uses. Or just beautifuI on their own.
Potfest in the Pens an international ceramics festival in Penrith Cumbria was very sucessful. It was great to meet up with the other makers reaquainting old friends and making new ones. Visitors are interesting too inspiring comments to steer ideas in new directions.
Exhibition at Bowlees
I have been invited to exhibit a range of ceramic sculpture at the Bowlees Visitor Centre adjacent to High Force Waterfall in the North Pennines. The exhibition opens on the afternoon of Sunday September 7th and will run for one month.