In Pursuit of Pottery Perfection, that I never seem to find.
After what seems like a very long time I am now throwing again and will be preparing work for an exhibition of my work in the not too distant future. It always seems impossible to photograph a pot without showing a distort in the focus of the rim, but here are some of my attempts below.
These are some of the simple shapes I have been throwing.
I have then burnished them leaving the throwing rings visible.
A groupment of some of my burnished pots
Recent Burnished work
African Inspired SOLD
Throwing A Pot
All memories are traces of tears.
Glazed 30 cm high
African (Zulu) Inspired but Glazed 35cm high
Green Glazed Vase 43cm high SOLD
Here are some pieces made recently.
Yes its dirty work but someone has to do it. This was quite a while ago.
Always looking for new ways to fire my work whilst learning to throw competently.
I am still trying to explore simple slip decoration that relies heavily on simplicity of the shapes I throw.
How much can you do with a slip of the same colour?
Quite a lot I find ,and by putting the emphasis on the shape and its reflecting of light off the surface decoration is a challenge I currently enjoy.
Here I have used a barked effect with burnishing.
Double Gourd I like to burnish but leave the throwing rings in a piece in order to create a hand made feel
29cm high 2013
Detail of rim
Trying to add a bit of texture 2013
Burnished double Gourd
Burnished Eathenware with glaze spots
Burnished and Sagger Fired
Here I have sagger fired the pots using ancient Greek techniques the method used is almost the same as 2,000 years ago.
Experiments with glaze
Sometimes I find myself being inspired by Ancient Classical pieces.
I hope to get around to glazing this sculpture soon
Terracotta sagger Fired FaceMask
Craquellure Sculpture 25 cm High
Craquelle Glazed PROFILE A series from October 2011
Early Burnished Work
Its a dirty business, but someone has to do it.