Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Fossil Dig - Lovely finishes on my ceramics thanks to Mother Nature
The ceramics created were for my Tafe graduation exhibition and were based on fossil forms. While creating the surfaces on these forms I wanted a weathered, natural look to the works. I ended up Saggar firing to get blushes of colour. But the surface was never quite right.
I buried the pieces in the garden and time and Mother Nature have done the rest. The surfaces are finally what I wanted to achieve. The colours, the textural elements are brilliant. Turns out to get the right finish I only needed to hand in my pieces 10 years late!