Monday, 7 July 2014
This current sculptural work in porcelain and cast glass aims to express my intense joy experienced when dancing. The intention is to embody the freedom of movement and abandonment felt on the dance floor, with grace and elegance, as well as the beauty of flow and motion found in nature. This proved to be an enjoyable technical challenge.
|Large Extrusions in Porcelain and Wax|
|Extrusions of varying sizes and spontaneity|
|Extrusions of Glass and Porcelain|
|Display at Exhibition|
|Display at New Designers Exhibition, London 2014|
Sunday, 2 February 2014
Broken vessel or human scar: a beautiful new beginning.
Whilst researching Chinoiserie, the artist was drawn to crudely repaired vessels from previous centuries.
The Japanese art of Kintsugi is skillful repair of broken vessels, including gold, resulting in a more beautiful, more valuable, renewed life for that vessel".
Vessels were slip cast from porcelain, then either:
high bisque fired with silver wire added
high bisque fired with glass added
high fired with glaze and re-fired with platinum lustre.
|Inspiration from broken, repaired vessels.|
|Preparation of forms and moulds in the plaster room|
|Raw clay vessels formed and damaged|
|Wire knitted to re-form torn neck of vessel|
|Curving the edges|
|Preparing clay for dish|
|Marking the underside|
|Japanese paper to form shape of dish|
|Feet being turned|
|Placing clay over paper form|
|Ready to dry|
|Demonstration from Peter Seabridge|
|Flowing finger marks|
|Preparing for feet|
|Finishing outer edge|
|Preparation of ingredients for decoration|
|Pestle and mortar used to grind finely|
|Calm and concentration essential|
|Beginner's straight lines|
|Preparation of Sushi|
|The Group of Participants|