Sunday, 4 September 2011

Postcard - ceramics

double walled bowl, burnished black slip, sgraffito text. 16cm x 16cm.

No kiln still so not fired. Bit lumpy but as an experiment its getting there. I went away for a week and the pot dried out too much making the sgraffito not as fine as it should be (it got very scratchy and rough near the top). I learnt some good lessons about double-wall hand-building and like the generous shape as a canvas for text. 

The text is the words of the poem 'The Moors' by John Clare. For the postcard project I was thinking about loss and change and no one sums up those two feeling better for me than Clare.

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