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A Blast from the Past

misc 243This delicate organic bowl was made during the 3rd year of my fine arts degree, and can be tracked as the gradual shift from functional to non functional to sculptural ceramic works that has evolved during my ceramics career. This transition has been an educational and developmental experience, full of artist residencies, workshops and exhibitions, and lots of fun.

But recently, as some regular blog followers may have noticed, I have come back to the basic ‘potters’ bowl as a means of ceramic expression which you can check out here.

But more on later – future blog fuel!! For now this is what I was making in 2003 … WOW a decade ago!! (PS this bowl and a few like it are still available for sale…contact me for more pics and prices)

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7 thoughts on “A Blast from the Past

  1. Beautiful and so delicate! It looks to be stoneware – yet porcelain-like delicate. Love this!

    Posted by artdoesmatter | January 24, 2014, 12:40 am
    • Patricia, yes these bowls are high stoneware – marbled BRT and Feeneys white stoneware ( Aussie clays) but textured grogged clays, lightly wedged, so as to maintain the marbling, then wheelthrown. Despite the grogged/textured quality of the clay the bowl portrays a soft delicate motion. Thanks for listening to my speel! LOL

      Posted by Dawn Whitehand | January 24, 2014, 12:52 am
      • Very, VERY cool, Dawn!! I actually love hearing about the actual materials used – as I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen clays like this over here, in-person. Beautiful!!

        Posted by artdoesmatter | January 24, 2014, 1:12 am
  2. Absolutely gorgeous Dawn. There’s a delicious, inviting stillness to the vessel that I find tremendously appealing. Too bad they’re half a world away from me.

    Posted by sydney | January 28, 2014, 7:50 am
  3. I like your bowl! Thanks for looking at my ‘bowl’. The bowl has come to me unexpectedly and the picture is dreadful – must change it. I’m going to have to contemplate ‘bowl’ for a while – till the road runs out. Now your bowl is stunning. It hovers between energy and matter, for me. Its base is edgy, just coming into being and so the bowl is not quite possible yet. It is gathering weight. Ann

    Posted by AnnIsikArts | February 16, 2014, 9:07 am

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