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exhibition of new ceramics @ the latrobe gallery, bendigo, victoria
15/08/2013 @ 11:00 am - 15/09/2013 @ 5:00 pm
My new series of work, is concerned with the magic of the firing process.
The throwing of the bowls is the same, though more refined
The burnishing of the bowls is the same, though more refined
The preparation for firing is as it has always been, but more finely skilled.
With this work it is the firing process in the wood-fired kiln
where the emphasis lies.
The enriching of a surface imbued with flame and smoke markings
Extracting from the kiln its visual magic.
Enhancing the work with Kiln mysteries
Painting the surface of the bowl with a brush loaded with fire and smoke,
creating landscape images in its primal form
Returning to the source
Something raw with something refined
And there lies the necessary tension in the work
The tension which gets the attention