Last years bottle for my slipcast and crater glaze experimentation. Very thin application, sets a connection to this years project of thrown bottles and there fragility once forced air is forced upon the forms.
Emily Myers is a ceramist I have been inspired by for years for her twisting bottle forms. I am looking back at her work now as I saw her work in contemporary ceramics store in London. Her minimalist colours compliment the simplistic forms.
– After a chat with Alex Mcarthy we spoke of creating cylinders, then breathing into them through long balloons. But the only trouble with long balloons is you can’t breathe into them, I need a pump which obviously defeats the point of the piece.
– Another form of practice we discussed is to slip-cast the forms created after the action of breathing – aiming to have very thin pieces to then test the materials ability of form structure with physical air.
– porcelain/ash white black stain