Sunday, 9 March 2014

Something Different

Looking to broaden my palette, a piece using cobalt and barium chloride giving strong blue and a wonderful dark blackish brown.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Kalk Bay Modern

Some of my most recent work can now be seen at Kalk Bay Modern in The Cape.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Decorated and Ready for the Kiln

Spent most of the afternoon decorating work with wax resist and soluble salts. This is one of the decorated pieces before being placed in the kiln and fired to 1260oC. Always a tense time as so much can happen during the firing. Let's see what tomorrow brings!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Monday, 13 January 2014

Artist's Statement

My fascination with the ceramic process is a major influence in my work.  My aim is to create pieces which possess an ethereal quality.  My current work is in bone-china and I employ a number of ways to treat the surface including solutions of soluble metallic salts, which permeate the surface and when used in conjunction with resist techniques, a subtle watercolor effect is achieved.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

White on White

A new example of my white on white work. Bone china with applied surface treatment.

Monday, 28 October 2013

New Explorations

I have been experimenting with mixing small amounts of oxide into my soluble salt solutions, producing results that I find to be very exciting. Below are 2 examples from a recent firing that I am particularly pleased with.