My specialty is Raku, having used this almost exclusively for my pieces for the last 20 years. I make one off pieces in a very sculptural way, I do not use a wheel, hand building all my work.
My large kiln is gas fired, which I use mainly for bisque firing and I have two raku kilns, one larger than the other. I studied glaze technology and love to experiment with glazes.>The pieces I create are all hand coiled, as I do not use the wheel at all. This can be a painstaking business as I tend to build large pieces, sometime even life size!! Which I make in sections and after firing they are fitted together. This is also convenient for transporting them. Although I mostly Raku my work, some pieces have a slipglaze finish, and are fired in my 8 cu ft. gas fired kiln. Working in one off pieces, I still work in series, and often after a break will return to a previous style and method. This helps to keep the work fresh.
1994 Edith Cowan University Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts)
1991 Carine College of TAFE Provisional .
Certificate in Art & Design.
Perth College of T A F E (Glaze Technology
- Intersect Gallows Intersect Gallows Gallery.Mosmon Park. WA
- On Show Design Consortium Gallery CONCINNATI Ohio USA
- New Works 2001 Haecceity Arts. Melbourne Vic
- Mandorla Art Award Moores Building Fremantle
- Sculpture Survey Gomboc Gallery West Swan
- Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea, Firenze Italy
"Fired up with Raku" by Irene Poulton (Crowood Press, London).
I have given many workshops, demonstrations and lectures on Raku and am happy to share my knowledge.
I am available for demonstrations workshops or lectures.