View Image Gallery Caroline Fawkes(Full member)Tel: 0033 (0)466 75 03 85 Email: Web: www.dragonceramic.com
I make ceramic sculpture which originally developed out of handbuilt vessel forms in torsion (which I also still continue to make). I’m interested in the expressive potential of the relation between different elements in the sculpture. Some involve more or less separate parts, interlocking or interlaced, and sometimes in precarious equilibrium; the most recent involve an opening and spilling out from an internal space. I think about these relationships in terms of fluid metaphors for psychic relationships, internal worlds, personal spaces.
Reduction fired sculpture in a variety of different stonewares, also smaller pieces, raku or smoke-fired. For exhibition or on commission.
2012 - Raku pottery and sculptural ceramics courses (June - September) - see below right for courses available
The larger sculptural pieces are reduction fired to around 1200-1240 centigrade in a gas kiln. I often use barium glazes for a stony finish, and I may rework the glaze and refire several times.
As an art historian I taught for 20 years at St.Martin’s School of Art (later Central St.Martin’s, the University of the Arts London) which involved studio teaching as well as theory. It was in the 1990s after retraining as a psychotherapist that I took up pottery. I moved to France in 2003 to commit myself full time to ceramics.
2010 Dec: Solo show, Au Revoir les livres? Le Livre dans la Peau, St.Quentin-la-Poterie, Gard, France
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Plan du Four, Vallabrix, Gard, France, 30700.
Telephone: 0033 (0)466 75 03 85
Availability: Normally available mornings and late afternoon/evening. Best to phone first. Studio Location: Vallabrix, in the old village centre, between Mairie and church. 5 mins. from St.Quentin-la-Poterie (major ceramics centre) 10 mins from Uzès (mediaeval hill town) 40 mins Nîmes and Avignon
Joined on: 2008-02-26
Last Updated: 2013-02-06