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Making The Work...

Every piece is a challenge to make as porcelain is such a fluid medium on the wheel. I throw four pieces a day, which are left to dry for two days and are then carved to refine the shape. After drying for a week, they are bisque fired to 1050.c. The glaze is then sprayed on and they are fired to 1260.c. rarely, if ever, do all four pieces survive the carving and firing processes.

The bottles, pods and teardrops are about colour and form. They work well individually and in groups. my ideal is for them to be seen as a 3-dimensional still life that, when viewed from different angles, create new relationships between the pieces. Even differing light can subtly change their appearance and sometimes create luminosity around their silhouette, emphasising the slight translucency of the porcelain.