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Ian Harris

Visit their website: www.ianharrisceramics.co.uk

CATEGORY: Professional
METHOD: Hand building
COLOUR: Off white
TEXTURE: Coarse textured
FIRING RANGE: 900°c - 1280°c

Artist Statement

My initial ideas are often developed from small observed details of natural forms- a crack in a worn pebble or the fractured elements of a broken shell.Nothing is treated literally,and these are just the starting points for exploring and improvising around the theme.Each individual piece is gradually developed by coiling, beating and scraping over many days as it dries slowly and naturally in the old stone built blacksmith's forge that is my workshop and gallery.The texture,colour,and characteristics of the clay body are integral to the development of the finished forms. 

Ian uses PF 640 (GT Material) (used to produce the three vases shown on this page), PF 670 & B17CG.