My work has largely centred on the vessel, using ultra thin slabs of textured terracotta, assembled and fired
multiple times aiming to transform very simple materials into pottery that has its own distinctive
characteristic. I want to create vessels with interesting configurations, surfaces and textures. I am
fascinated by the alchemy that occurs when combining clay, smoke and fire culminating in the often
magical changes that occur during the firing process. My work is fired multiple times, the final firing
is a low temperature saggar firing with combustable materials producing a range of surprising and
often unpredictable outcomes. More recently I have developed my work to incorporate slip cast forms
in terracotta, these are then altered with the application of extruded and sprig moulded additions.
I endeavour to explore the full range of possibilities of one simple form, constantly changing it in an
effort to magnify its creative potential as much as possible. My aim is to create pottery with an almost
classical and timeless quality.
- Date 26th May 2017
- Tags 2017 Exhibitors