Work made on the ‘Borders’ symposium, at the International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary

On October 6, 2015 by clay

Much as I love porcelain, I enjoyed using a variety of clays, including red earthenware, smooth stoneware as well as the ultra white Herend.

I made a stoneware book, titled ‘Between wakefulness and sleep’, and a range of wall panels. The theme of the symposium was ‘borders’, so most of my work illustrated the border between being awake and drifting off in to sleep, with a girl in bed, the cover of which was decorated with birds, as she began to fall asleep the birds began to fly from the cover, and when they had flown through trees and in to the dark she was asleep.

I also illustrated the decorated border of clothes, and garden borders, in one with a high dark hedge, on the other side of which the roses bloomed gold.

Experimenting with the edges of my usually straight slabs was interesting, with the birds, or head and shoulders of figures, defining the edge of the slab. Also playing around with 2D paperclay slabs, made separately and then arranged in layers and glued after firing.

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