Fascinating post over at The Storque by Jeff Campana which covers a lot of ground. He talks about ceramics and pottery, and if you’ve ever wondered about the difference between high fire and low fire, or what Raku really is, then you should definitely give this thorough overview a read.
Look who I found in the Gallery!
White Earth Studio: White Earth, a series of porcelain vessels, is a homage to my childhood in the Dakotas, its visual images and memories. It is a deep respect, a bowing down to the earth where I have experienced it.
Walking the freshly plowed fields as a child, I would find fossils, shells and arrowheads heads. I have renewed and extended my fascination with these shapes. I have discovered new connections between the prairie (once an inland sea) and the ocean. Like the prairie and the sea, my pieces display hues against large neutral backgrounds – a touch of pink or a glint of pearl – finding a prairie rose in a otherwise green meadow, or a single shell on a stretch of sand.
White Earth comes from some part of me that works unconsciously, a part that reaches down into my memories. White Earth comes from that private part of me, and I hope it will touch that part in others.
Chrys Bonnay-Lewis: Totally cosmopolitan cups, traditional celadon glaze on porcelian and fired in salt kiln (makes the glaze sparkle). Made by me from wheel-thrown prototypes, slip-cast in porcelain and then assembled. Each nubby is individually applied.
Beautiful stoneware pottery…
Gone to Pot: all items in the shop are handbuilt from porcelain or white stoneware, fired to cone 5 or 6 (about 2100 degrees F to 2200 degrees F). decorating techniques include stamping, scrafitto, painting and drawing with underglaze pencils and stains, and overglaze decals i make myself. all glazes are lead-free and food-safe. please hand wash purchased pieces to get the most from your ceramic ware.