So much pottery uses glazes and colour to add a decorative layer. Bare Bones presents an opportunity to explore the colour and texture of clay. It’s a chance to allow the raw clay to speak, allowing the viewer to really concentrate on form and surface texture.
This is a reimagining of a ‘set of pottery’. The exhibition consists of a range of bottles of different shapes and sizes utilizing porcelain, black clay and several types of tan to red-brown stoneware clay. The forms can be appreciated individually and also as a collective.
The other aspect of the exhibition will be the use of fissured or crackle surface pottery. The artist was inspired by dry clay beds with cracking deep into their surfaces. Thrown pots using this unglazed crackled surface will be displayed alongside individual fissured tiles and tile sets. The look and texture of this work draws one into a direct tactile appreciation of the pottery, drawing the viewer back to the essence of what clay is all about.