Soft and malleable first, then hard as rock after firing and yet breakable – working with clay has turned into my favourite artistic method to capture moments and express ideas creatively.
The medium of clay and the process of producing ceramics from it are unique because they combine the four elements of earth, water, air, and fire.
Pots that are thrown on the wheel by hand unite simplicity and ease of use.
The pieces are air-dried to prepare them for firing and in the kiln they turn into pieces of personal history. Creating permanent shapes from clay soil through firing is an art and one of the oldest crafts in human history.
Colours & glazes
Pieces of pottery are pieces of plastic art that appeal to the senses of touch and vision. But beyond their decorative and practical uses in everyday life, ceramics exude an aura of mystique and primal creativity.
Unglazed, natural pieces of pottery are beautiful. However, often it is the choice of colours and glazes that lends a pot the certain something. Glazes produce a smooth finish on the naturally rough, porous surface of fired clay, imparting density and a radiant shine to pieces.