My work consists of thrown and handbuilt stoneware functional forms. I like to make simple forms that will act as a ‘canvas’ for the variety of glazes. The decoration is created by using various coloured glazes, which are applied and overlaid using dipped, poured, trailed and painted marks and shapes. I am interested in the interactive qualities and juxtapositions of the varied surface qualities and colours of the glazes. The way that painters such as Patrick Heron, Matisse and Pollock use shape, colour and mark have indirectly influenced the use of glaze in my work. Another great influence has been the overlaid glazed pots of Shoji Hamada.
I formulate my own glazes using ongoing tests to expand my colour range and to experiment with the interaction of various combinations of overlaid glazes.
Friday 15th Sept — 4pm to 8pm
Saturday 16th Sept — 11am to 6pm
Sunday 17th Sept — 11am to 6pm