“Taking inspiration from Oriental ceramics, I have developed a palette of my own glazes. These range from subtle Shinos, to rich, dark Tenmokus and Copper Reds. Glazes are applied quickly by dipping and pouring in different combinations, which fuse together in the heat of the kiln. I am always adapting and experimenting with glaze, searching for different colours and textures to complement ceramic form. Currently I am investigating using local materials from quarries, clay seams and wood ashes in my glazes.”
This is a new work fresh from the kiln, a small plate ( 30 cm approx) decorated with a porcelain slip and glazed with a Celadon glaze over white pours. It's part of a selection of work I have just sent out to the Blue Egg Gallery in Wexford, The Republic of Ireland.
I'm really glad that my work is returning to Ireland because I spent two very happy years training just up the way in Thomastown at the Pottery Skills course. It's a wonderful place to learn about ceramics, hopefully a similar course will be opening soon in the UK ... See MoreSee Less