Kindrogan demonstrators and theme
We have three fabulous demonstrators – David Roberts (coiling, raku, etc.) Ronnie Fulton (sculpture) and our very own Particia Shone (throwing, textures. etc.) for our annual weekend at Kindrogan 13-15 March 2015
The theme for the Kindrogan award and for the fancy dress is “High Seas” As an added incentive the value of prizes for the Kindrogan award have been raised to £50 for 1st, £30for 2nd and £20 for 3rd
Please remember to send your Kindrogan form to Katy Low and pay the deposit of £50 by 30th November 2014. Final payment is due February 1st 2015!
More information on the demonstrators:
David Roberts enjoys an international reputation as a leading practitioner in Raku ceramics: a technique with its origin in small-scale vessels made for the Tea Ceremony in late sixteenth-century Japan. David is acknowledged as being a key artist responsible for the introduction and promotion of modern, large scale Raku in Europe. He has also played a key role in the foundation and development of the ‘Naked Raku’ movement.
His large, volumetric, coil built vessels reflect his engagement with landscape, awareness of other art forms and a fascination with the interaction between image, idea, materials and process. In his personal exploration and development of Raku David has transformed it into a vibrant and contemporary art form. In this workshop he will present his approach to coil building together with demonstrating his many surface decoration and glazing processes
I am still addicted to what clay does and how many marks, surfaces and textures
are possible. From my eclectic tool kit I make work mainly influenced by people and the sea. I use various hand building methods and avoid moulds like a tomcat avoids the vet! Often pieces are a combination of slab, pinch and throwing and are decorated with coloured slips prior to glazing. Often I incorporate objects found while beach combing, this could involve melting sea glass into a boat or mounting
work on driftwood.
The constantly changing panorama from the studio I share with Dave Cohen, my
interest in history, music, sea myths and stories, are the stimulus for my work. I still
love working and hope that my enjoyment is reflected in my work.
I have developed an interest in wood firing as I want to develop my work at higher temperatures, to achieve a more vitrified body and experiment with a wider col-our palate.
My work is influenced by the landscape of the Isle of Skye although I don’t wish to represent it. The views are immense; there is a sense of being immersed in landscape with little middle ground to focus on be- tween the hills and the close up detail; jewel-like colours of mosses and lichens; the dense black of a peat bank. These elements, of monumental mass and
close detail, texture my work and are strengthened and informed by living here.
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