In my studio, new work in progress

I am currently working on a series of ceramics for a group exhibition I am in next May ( 2 May – 8 th June 2014) at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum, selected for the Australian Ceramic ¬†Association’s Biennial Exhibition, ‘The course of objects; the fine lines of inquiry’, curated by Susan Ostling. “the environment and nature as a source for ideas; the aesthetics of still life; rigorous material investigation; the figure as a source of delight and wonder; and aspects of function.”

The ceramics are hand built stoneware vessels which I have often re-fired several times to build up layers of glaze and underglaze paints. Paintings in the background are works in progress for my next solo exhibition at Art House Gallery, Sydney.

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Entrance to my studio

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Works in progress

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Experiments using oxides on white slip on hand built stoneware forms, before firing.

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Experiments using oxides on white slip on hand built stoneware forms, after the first bisque firing, still cone 10 Stoneware firing to go.

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Works after final stoneware firing, with the iron of the clay now emerging through the slip.