Pottery; Porcelain; Wood-fired; Hand-built
The hand-built porcelain pieces I produce are a personal exploration of the intersection between pottery and architectural ceramics. Amalgamating a diverse range of experiences and influences, these pots speak of my personal journey as a maker. It draws on sensibilities from thrown pots to inform proportion, volume and line, and takes textures, pattern, and design from architectural ceramics. Tools and techniques are appropriated from other crafts; the assembly process is more akin to that of a tailor than a potter. Rich, fluid glazes activate textured surfaces, recalling movement and energy from the 40-hour wood-firing. Soda vapour introduced to the kiln atmosphere accentuates this fluid movement, glazing bare clay and acting as a flux to coax out glassy rivulets of molten glaze. These pieces have evolved from the confluence of circumstance and experience, representing several fields of craft media and design interests. The common thread between these influences is a love of making and it is these qualities that I strive to have come through in each piece I create.
Venue type: A (I am an artist at my own studio.)
Wheelchair accessible? Yes (Accessible meaning doors at least 32" wide, no threshold more than 1" high and no stairs or an elevator/lift available.)
Business hours outside of the Culture Tour are: By appointment only
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