View Image Gallery Ross Emerson(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1823681012 Email: Web: www.rossemerson.co.uk
My work now consists of a range of ‘ hand-built ‘ clocks, vases, dishes, candelabra, candlesticks and anything ‘funky’ enough to grab my imagination.I use a great variety of colours and decorative techniques to get the effects I’m looking for.
I work in a red earthenware clay onto which is applied a white slip and a whole range of brightly coloured slips. The decorating process can take anything up to 10 hours for one clock,slips being painted on, often layer upon layer to achieve a depth of colour. More recently I have been spraying the slips which has opened up new avenues of creativity.
Recent work has tended towards more use of simple shape,in the form of tall vases and large dishes; with simple slip decoration, often without glaze. I feel that sometimes a too shiny surface can work against a simple form.
Influences derive from strong classical forms and styles in Art , Architecture and Antique furniture. Probably the strongest theme running through my work is ‘Surrealism’ and to this extent I employ devices such as distorted perspective’, ‘Trompe L’oeil’; often throwing in complete visual non-sequeters.
“His clocks have an exuberance and quirkiness that is, in every sense, both caricature and parody, throwing up themes such as the ‘Mad hatters Tea Party’......Period styles, including Gothic, Rococo, Baroque,Art Deco & Nouveau , all find their place within the whimsical nature of his work.”
Member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Professional Member of CPA(Craftsman Potter Association )
Handbuilt pieces in red earthenware, under a white slip and underglaze colours.
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Red earthenware fired to 1145 C . Virtually all work is build from slabs with a mixture of extruded and modelled pieces as well. They are painted using a palette of strong colours mixed from glaze stains and a little white slip.
BA HONS Ceramic Design Loughborough Coll Art & Des.(1975-78)
Quick synopsis for entry in CPA book ‘Potters’ :
Simon Drew Gallery - 1994
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Old Trickeys Farm House , Blackborough, Cullompton, Devon, UK, EX15 2HZ.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1823681012
Availability: Any time with a phone call. My studio is located at my home.
Joined on: 2007-12-18
Last Updated: 2012-03-31