Recently Confirmed Guests
01 September 2010
Indonesian ceramic artist Ponimin M Hum will be providing a ceramic mask dance and ceramic music instrument playing during his demonstration on stage.
Uk Ceramic Artist Geoff Fuller lives and works in a 17th century pub on the Derbyshire moors. He is well known for his earthenware sculptures, which are inspired by sources such as 18th and 19th Staffordshire pew groups and flatbacks – which he started collecting while working at his first career as a librarian; by Bible stories, hobby horses and Greek myths. His mastery of earthenware technique shines in the bright and luscious qualities of his pots and figures. “Earthenware is ornate and rich compared with the cool colours associated with stoneware, but you have to be cunning with the application of slips and glazes, where overlapping layers of the slips that have been poured and brushed create movement and excitement. It’s a hard task to achieve…”
Young ceramicist Lowri Davies uses her Welsh heritage as a major source of inspiration. Her work knowingly references typical china displays, household accumulations of souvenirs and bric-a-brac, and her tableware is decorated with a combination of hand screen-printed and digitally printed decals, further finished with gold and silver lustres, using illustrations of birds, ‘traditional’ landscapes flora and fauna. Her bone china technique has been influenced by a placement at Wedgwood Design Studio.
Karin Putsch-Grassi studied ceramics at the Art Institute of Florence and later at Goldsmith’s College London. Her main interest was in the firing process, and she immediately started to build and fire different kinds of kilns: low fire wood kilns, gas kilns, raku and soda fired kilns made of firebricks and ceramic fibre.
In 2009 she and her husband built their first kiln of empty wine bottles: 500 positioned horizontally in rows and stuck together with sandy soil, to a height of 2.20 m. The main difficulties are how to hold the complete structure together, and not to exceed the melting point of the glass bottles.
The result, as we will see, is stunning!
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