2.5b Wood Fired St Davids Collection
My practice negotiates the boundaries between the handmade and mass produced, combining modern technologies with the more traditional ceramic techniques of slip casting. Using CAD I have devised a bespoke modular method of constructing segmental moulds for slip cast - an approach which enables me to design parts of great complexity and detail. The innovative method of mould assembly ensures that each piece can be a one-off. I hope the finished form of my objects will prove visually appealing and make the viewer curious about materiality and the processes involved in their creation.
This piece was wood fired in a group Soda Wood firing on my trip to Guldageraard Ceramic research centre. What is so lovely about all of the work from this firing is that depending on where it is situated in the kiln you will get entriely different results. This Pairan piece has developed a redy, pinky colouring from being at the top back of the kiln (the hottest part).
Dimensions: 7 X 9 cm (December 2021)