Raku with Candone Wharton at Gaya Ceramic Arts Centre

December 20, 2013 § 4 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


Om Box

Day 3-6: Because I love to throw on the wheel, I worked with combining thrown forms with textured bits


Pedestal Platters


Bullet Vases


Turban Pot!

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!


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§ 4 Responses to Raku with Candone Wharton at Gaya Ceramic Arts Centre

  • kate says:

    Your pots look fantastic. I wonder what glaze you have used here? Such a beautiful colour. The patterned work looks wonderful. I hope Candone does another workshop as I would love to learn about texture. The walls behind the pots are amazing, a truly lovely setting.

    • inkypots says:

      Hi Kate! I hear you’ve signed up for more… And more and more workshops. Hope to be around when you’re here next 🙂 the glaze – it’s Gayas new red raku glaze made w a stain. Also have a new black. Yes I hope candone comes again soon! Maybe you could rally the forces 😉 and make it happen!

    • inkypots says:

      Hi Kate! I just heard from candone that she will be teaching another workshop at Gaya from 14-27 February 2015. If you would like to sign up or know more details, let me know and I will forward you her email 🙂

  • tiramisuzi says:

    You are amazing. Such beautiful work. Totally jealous of those fantastic reds too.❤️ Love

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