View Image Gallery Wayne Clark(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1745 851695 Email: Web: www.waynewoodfired.co.uk
I graduated from Harrow in 1995 with a degree in Workshop Ceramics. In 2000 I gained an MA in Applied Arts from the North Wales School of Art and Design in Wrexham. I am now based in Prestatyn, North Wales, where I have a small workshop and an Anagama wood-kiln down on the coast
I make work with the firing in mind, creating and making marks in the clay with the intention of catching the ash from the fire, which at sustained temperatures turns to glaze, thus pooling as it runs over the work
Working on large sculptural pieces gives me the opportunity to be more aggressive with my marks, sometimes ripping and piercing through the work. With smaller functional pieces I try to maintain the same aggressive impact in a more controlled manner.
Functional and sculptural woodfired stoneware.
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The work I produce varies from large sculptural pieces to smaller functional pieces. I work with a mixture of crank and other stoneware bodies with additives of Ruabon red clay and coarse sand. I use various ash and shino glazes as well as vitrious slips.
The first kiln I built was based on the design of a Sasukeni smokeless kiln which I fired for a number of years until recently when I built an Anagama kiln which is 3ft square and about 14ft long. This enables me to make much larger pieces and be more experimental with the packing of the kiln. This kiln is fired for duration up to around 50 hours and fired at least four times a year.
Education and Qualifications
Exhibitions and Events
2011 Helfa Gelf open studio
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: 6 Glyn Avenue, Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales, LL19 9NN.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1745 851695
Mobile: 0770 6169390
Availability: By appointment only
Joined on: 2009-03-14
Last Updated: 2011-11-29