Monday, June 07, 2010

The wallum is wild and secretive

The process of making new art takes almost as long as the process of growing a flower. This is the second generation of the leptopspermums. The surface is very intriguing as the scratchy drawing is inlaid into the surface of the form and the veil of shiny glaze raindrops overlays the form. I'm playing with the idea of the surface of a ceramic piece being so absolute. The glaze drops reflect the light drawing the surrounding environment into the form and the most satisfying interaction of all is picking up these vessels the smoothroughshinysmoothscratchy-ness.

The wallum is a wild, secretive environment, full of detail and wonder I think pieces of work that capture the wallum should try to capture this.

2 comments:

Gloria Freshley said...

Shannon, these are VERY beautiful. And thank you for the accompanying narrative. Gloria

Janet K @ Manly Gallery said...

just exquisite Shannon, cannot wait to see them in situ, I'm sure they even more beautiful.