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Jennifer Colquitt

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CATEGORY: Porcelain
METHOD: Slab building

The 3 images are:

1. Dish with green diamond pattern - 95mm diameter

2. Five Trees with Moon - circular panel - 125mm diameter

3. Four Trees with Sun - rectangular panel - 105 x 140mm


The techniques used are slabbing and pressmoulding, the clay surface is always textured.

The clay body used is grogged Porcelain - a very good clay to work with.

Three Firings: - 1000°c Bisque

                       - 1250°c Stoneware

                       - 745°c Lustre

"I have always enjoyed the challenge of firing thin clay panels; it is a continual tussle between the clay, the kiln and myself. It is important to me that the clay is textured before I draw on it; I pay attention to the panel edges preferring those which meander a little. My panel designs are mixtures of many influences - Oriental art, Naive art - landscapes observed in England and France, traditional designs".

Colour is obtained from a good range of metallic lustres; porcelain is an ideal base for them.