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Peter Hayes

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CATEGORY: Earthstone
METHOD: Modelling
COLOUR: Buff
TEXTURE: Coarse textured
FIRING RANGE: 1120°c - 1280°c

Artist Statement

I have always been interested in the history of ceramics – why and how ‘things’ are made of clay.  This interest was extended after I spent several years travelling through Africa working with various tribes and village potters and being intrigued how, with limited technology and basic tools, they were able to get such exquisite, beautiful surfaces.  I found the same inherent skills in India, Nepal Japan and New Mexico.  I tried to adopt the ideas picked up from my travels in my own work.  By building up layers of textured clay combined with burnishing and polishing of surfaces, I try to achieve opposites of rough and smooth.

 

Peter uses ES 50 (Crank) to create his pieces.