My first finished ceramics pieces.
These are the vessels I created out of explorations into imprinting clay with textiles surfaces; the forms came out of work I was doing on decay and distintegration, looking at how close to distintegrating a structure could be and yet still hold together as a form. It was good to photograph them outdoors, though I’m disappointed with how the colour has come out here as the oxides have given the surfaces a real depth and almost metallic sheen.
The other series (below) was my first attempt at cylinder forms on this scale – rather lumpen and the oxides are too thick but some lovely details – enough to encourage me to carry on, anyway…
And my new obsession – finding the perfect small bowl form and burnishing – the first series, unfired as yet: