Plates

I want to capture a sense of place and time in these pieces, and the images I use have an element of personal and sentimental captured moments for me. I also want them to embody my pleasure in the act of making them, and the element of chance is important in allowing the work to keep evolving.

I am drawn to glazes that accentuate the subtlety of the surface, the fact that the faintest mark can be recorded in the clay or glaze surface. This has led to me working with porcelain and blending my own clay bodies to achieve different effects with the glazes that I use. Clay is textured, torn, marked and reassembled to make surfaces that glazes can pool in and break against.

Recent plates, click on the photos below to see a larger images.

White stoneware plate with iron and copper reduction glazes 146mm x 114mm x 16mm Continue reading “Plates”