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Kat Evans

Visit their website: www.katevans.org

CATEGORY: Professional
METHOD: Hand building
COLOUR: White
TEXTURE: Medium textured
FIRING RANGE: 900°c - 1280°c

Artist Statement
Asymmetrical sculptures speak of the processes that made them: pinching, coiling and paddling. Hours of careful and deliberate burnishing create a perfectly smooth canvas for a dramatic, but intentional, smoke firing.

Kat collects combustible materials including dry leaves and coffee grounds. The white hot sculptures are removed from the raku kiln and immediately brought into contact with the detritus. At this point, control gives way to chance. Time stops. The still porous surfaces record the smoke patterns. Work which survives the thermal shock is cleaned and polished. The resulting sculptures encourage interaction: touching the unglazed surface and viewing the angular surface from different perspectives.

Kat lives in Leek, Staffordshire and works in Stoke-on-Trent.

She uses PF 520 (Ashraf Hanna)