Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Leaving Star

I am flying home from Charlotte after two packed weeks at StarWorks, which ended with the action-packed Firefest on Friday and Saturday.
My work has come out of kilns, wood-fired and sawdust-fired, been exhibited during Firefest, and will now be packed for transportation to another scene!

Large terracotta pot with terra siggilata decoration

Sergei Isupov's fire sculpture unveiled!

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Coiling and pinching in terracotta clay

Firing at StarWorks, North Carolina

I have come back to Star, North Carolina for a two week residency, to fire the pots I left behind last year, when I was here for a longer stay. See here.
The kiln is firing this misty, damp Easter Sunday, and salting of the final chamber will soon begin. Nearly all my pots are in the first, firebox chamber, which reached cone 13 earlier in the day and is now shut down.
The kiln will be unpacked on Friday 1st, during FIREFEST.
I will be giving a demonstration on Friday at 1pm, and am making a large group of coiled and pinched pots which I will decorate as part of the demonstration. Some will be pit-fired in advance.

Salt ready to go into the kiln, in bamboo half pipes

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Firing results

Some primitive first photos of the results I got from the Lawrence kilns

Friday, 19 February 2016

Bowls for Kansas City

Bowls before firing

These bowls, and more like them, have now been fired (1285 C in electric kiln) and have already been sent to Kansas City in advance of the opening of Jayson Lawfer and his Nevica Project's Pop-Up Gallery which will open in early March and run for a month or two after NCECA.
The address is  
2011 Baltimore Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108
It is opposite the  Leedy Voulkos Art Center.

I will be leaving for the US on the 7th March and will be taking part in the Pre-Conference in Lawrence, Kansas which is being organized by Marshall Maude.
After NCECA I am flying to North Carolina to spend time once more at StarWorks in Star: making and firing work, culminating in the FIREWORKS event on the 1st and 2nd April when I will also be demonstrating.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

New Work

Just took some photos of the newest bowls and pots which I hope will be going to the US in March.