Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Monday 30 November 2020

Oct 2020 – Chris White

 

Chris White’s beautiful raku fired porcelain will be showing in our gallery for October. He talks about his work here:

“The basis of this work is my continued exploration into the process of using liquid porcelain to create fine sheets that I transform into objects.  I work quickly by rolling and tearing the clay, investigating how this building technique effects the porcelain but also discovering the moment when the material no longer allows me to manipulate it in this way.

These forms are reminiscent of functional pots and vases but are really studies of fragility whilst showing the spontaneity that comes with working at speed.

Raku Firing highlights the fragility of the work – literally, as some pieces do not survive the rigour of this firing process but also, excitingly, the resulting surfaces are left to chance.  This glazing and burning emphasises the delicacy of the work while simultaneously giving each piece a much bolder presence.”