International Ceramics Festival

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd July 2011

Rafael Perez(Spain)

My way of working is based on my personal ”opened eyes” and ”looking firstly” point of view. I try to transfer this sensation to my works, and I consider them good when opening the kiln I don’t recognize the pieces as mine and I get surprised. With this process I accumulate in my studio hundreds of tests and objects that fill stairs waiting for the moments to take up again that technique, that way…I use great number of materials due to my obsession with ”testing”. Generally I work my sculptures with pastes that are prepared by me and fire at 1150oc in mono firing. In these sculptures I work with two pastes lately. One of them expands and the other one (porcelain of low fire) is inert. With them the works before the firing are radically different to the final result. I try to keep a balanced relation with the fire. I mean the fire has to work by its own as I do, but finally we are a team.

International Ceramics Festival

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Penglais, Aberystwyth,
Ceredigion, Wales (UK)
SY23 3DE

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