|Vasefinder Nationals 2010|
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Title: Cut Side Vase
Year of Creation: 2009
Clay Body: White stoneware, cone 11
Dimensions: Height 13.39 inches, Width 9.45 inches
Artist's Statement: My ceramics started at Auckland Teachers College in 1960 and I became involved in the development of the Auckland Studio Potters and was a foundation member of the New Zealand Potters.
With teaching at secondary schools and laterly running Ceramics at Otago Polytechnic, I have always been involved in training, promoting and practicing ceramics.
Now, managing the distance Ceramics programme, I am heavily involved in promoting the teaching of Ceramics throughout New Zealand with our graduates now being represented in our national shows.
My own ceramics has moved into a period of reflecting on my beginnings and I have been looking at those old recipes and notes and playing with forms to show those glazes.
These pots are thrown and altered from 'Southern Clays' White Stoneware clay and I use tenmoku base glazes with Chun and Copper red. All are fired in reduction at cone eleven in my gas kiln.
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