View Image Gallery Frank Martin(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1823 690147 Email: Web: www.fmceramics.com
reflection, slow thinking and clear thoughts lead to inspired immediacy
and spontaneous hand actions generally through repetition. Increasingly
my work practice is based on peace and the necessity for tranquillity
hopefully leading to a transmitted feeling detectable in the work.
white earthenware, cut into slab shapes and combed, incised and stamped
to form minimalist land and seascape textured plaques. When combing the
speed and immediacy is of paramount importance, any hesitation is very
obvious in the finished plaques. Which means that many of the pieces
get rejected at the clay stage. The metamorphosis of the firing process
for me has very close associations and affinities with the formation of
the earth itself. With this in mind I have been introducing metamorphic
rock into my work in the form of slate as a backdrop for the white
Textured white stoneware clay, fired in electric kilns, biscuit fired to 1000c and 1230c gloss firing. Under-glaze stains and oxides are mixed with a variety of textured type feldspatic glazes to produce a painting medium that is applied to the biscuit ware in various methods. I also use enamel and lustre's and for some pieces smoke firing.
1951 - Born in Bristol
Sudbury Hall - Derbys
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Last Updated: 2010-04-25
Wall Panels, Plaques