Sunday, August 16, 2009

Art Canal Exhibition 2002

This exhibition was held during Expo 2002 Switzerland. 25 Swiss artists were invited to exhibit and 25 works were chosen from applications by Swiss born artist living abroad. The work had to be site specific e.g. to be positioned alongside a waterway (canal) and bear some representation of the artists adopted culture. My work The Journey was the only one chosen from Africa. The 4 metres high stainless steel structure is covered with ceramic panels, fired to 1220 degrees in an oil kiln.
I need to decide now what to do with the sculpture which is presently in storage in Switzerland and plan to make the final decision to ship it back to S.Africa or abandon it when I will be there in October. Not easy....

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

All these months I was busy building some badly neeeded additions to my studio, as the workspace was far too crammed and there was not enough electricity to operate my large kiln. But hooray the end is near, Although I have been working sporadically none of my ideas got taken further than the technical testing stage. I have now put a slideshow of some of my previous work on this blog and will periodically add images as the work pogresses and evolves.
Some weeks back I was doing raku firing together with other pyromaniac potters at the Clay Festival for people who wanted to experience the process .

I will hold a six week course on raku in October which willl include participation in a Japanese Tea Ceremony. This will give the students a new perspective of the traditional Japanese tea bowl and insight into the Japanese culture.