Friday, January 22, 2016

Pottery




Getting back to some simple ceramics practice has never felt so good.
I am pushing my turning and throwing skills, exploring modernist shape with tendency to slight vulnerable imperfection.
Asked to look at Hand Coper, I am coming back to my early attempts to make vases with undercuts. I am going though peroods of jealousy about Coper's round sw bottles and exciting spade shapes.


 http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/c/ceramics-points-of-view-hans-coopers-pot/




The vase on the left of the image was my latest piece I've made in summer 2015, technically challenging, slab built with lead based glaze I've been looking to take shapes like this further.