Raku with Candone Wharton at Gaya Ceramic Arts Centre
December 20, 2013 § 3 Comments
In September 2013, Gaya hosted a workshop with Candone Wharton focusing on surface textures and raku firing. It was an engrossing experience and quite revelatory for me – I found that I love working with textures and pattern, and what better way to do it than with the batik stamps used here in batik production! Personally I love Candone’s work, so I let her work influence me in all its textural glory :)
Days 1 & 2: Tried making boxes like how Candone does. She creates a weave pattern entirely with practiced hands, using nothing but a cake decorating metal edge.
Red Top Boxes
Day 3-6: Because I love to throw on the wheel, I worked with combining thrown forms with textured bits
Day 7: Went crazy with all the stamps in the studio and made this!
And here’s a pic of me plucking pieces out of a piping hot kiln:
You can see the fire from pieces smoking in the tray at the back!