Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wallum porcelain- leptospermum

Leptospernum blossoms are familiar to all lovers of the wallum. Tiny and white these five petalled flowers completely cover the small scratchy bushes that produce them. I made these porcelain works with an scraffitto/inlay technique which in itself is a rather scratchy dry process. The interiors are pure, translucent Southern Ice porcelain covered in a clear glaze. The exterior captures the light with a spotted pattern of clear glaze over the dry drawing.

The final exhibition for Rebecca and my collaboration will include some groups of 10-15 pieces of this leptspernum work ranging form large bowls through to tiny teabowls all covered in the sepia drawings and softly capturing and reflecting light from their spotted surfaces.


Barry said...

S I just love the colours you have achieved on these pieces - well done - great to see the wallum project continue. When is the exhibition?. B

Jesse Lu said...

Stunning... makes me want to crack open my bag of Southern Ice again.