18.09.2016 Coral inside coral

Very often I fid myself driven to certain aesthetics in ceramics, and my desire to explore and understand these particular objects is closely intertwined with the desire to be able to make them. Not for reproducing and selling someone else's know how, but to accummulate knowledge and skills with various techniques and to be able to converse fluently in the language of ceramics. I had recently attended a masterclas with Kenji Uranishi and fell in love with his work. His modular ceramics consist of mind blowing amount of detail and seem to be so perfectly implemented that they seem almost unreal. After listening to him it became clear that the complex structures he creates are starting with a simpler but nonetheless skill demanding step, which is repeated and assembled together with other similar parts and perfected and glazed and at the end of he day looks like poetry. It was inspiring and almost magical. Magical because if you dont know much about his technique you may spend a lot of time trying to figure out how on earth did he make them.  His work inspires me to make things that will leave you wondering: how?!!! I know that there is a lot of testing and probing to be done, but I have made a few pieces that make the audience think: how? This piece I called Coral Inside Coral is currently being exhibited at Port Hacking Potters Exhibition in Hazelhurst Art Gallery in Gymea, NSW. While it was in my studio I had a few people ask me the question how. Easy: make the baby coral first and then stick it inside the bigger coral. Done. 


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