Monday 13 July 2009

From a series of work first exhibited in the National Museum of Wales(Cardiff) at the conclusion of an Welsh Arts Council Research Fellowship(Ceramics Department, Cardiff School of Art and Design)using Porcelain in variable atmospheric conditions led to the adoption of a firing reduction process associated with RAKU.This technique requires that the work once bisque is re-fired to temperatures of 1000c and at the moment the glaze is seen to be molten and glass like , the piece is withdrawn from the kiln and placed within a sealable container to create a reducing atmosphere. This has the effect of creating surfaces on the forms that are more reflective of the primeval world, eruptive ,gaseous and being in a state of flux.This is not a process associated with use of Porcelain but the whiteness of the fired clay allows a depth and diversity of colour whilst retaining
a finesse in the making of the forms.


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