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.

2 comments:

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.