Monday, 29 December 2008

Julie Lovelace

This is the work of Julie Lovelace. She has recently completed her B Tech in Ceramic Design at the University of Johannesburg. Her work, which initially appears whimsical has a darker side to it and is concerned with, among other things, the loss of innocence. Julie uses a variety of surface treatments on her work including underglaze, glaze, acrylics and lustres. Look out for Julie's one-person exhibition early 2010.

What A Great Year It Was!

What a year this has been. As far as my own work goes probably one of the most exciting ever. I continued with soluble salts on bone china and have had some good results as well as some great acknowledgement for this work. In the second half of this year I was fortunate enough to receive a merit award at the Corobrik National Ceramics Exhibition hosted by Ceramics S A. Peter Beard, renowned British ceramist, was the award judge for this exhibition. I also participated in the Staff exhibition at the University of Johannesburg, where I am currently a lecturer, as well as 'The Magic of Making' at the Sally Thompson Gallery in Melville, and 'Oppitafel' (0n the table) at Artspace in Rosebank. I also have an article published on my trials with soluble salts in the current issue of Ceramics Technical the excellent Australian ceramic journal.

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Staff Exhibition at U J

2008.This work is from the staff exhibition at the University. The piece was slip cast in bone china and decorated with wax resist and soluble salts.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Landscape Bowl

2007. The decoration on this piece is inspired by the local landscape. Notice on the inside of the bowl how the soluble salts permeate the delicate body.

Pierced Bone China Vessel

My first work in bone china was for a B Tech in Ceramic Design. This pierced bowl was made at that time. I graduated in 2003