25 January 2009
My focus has been on sculptural work of late, with more larger pieces as well. This brings with it some unique challenges when it comes to bisque and glaze firings, and it’s a relief to open the kiln to find works that have not exploded or cracked. (Note to self: larger pieces need ‘tortoise treatment’ when firing: slow and steady wins the race).
Sculpture: Prime Candidate; a figurative slab-built piece in stoneware, finished with various stains and low-fire glazes, assemblage with wire-rim glasses; 380mm x 320mm x 200mm. “Be careful what you fill your head with… a fixation on numbers could crack a person up (particularly in stressful economic times like these).”