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Experimental dual urns and the private view!

January 27, 2015

So I’ve had a pretty busy week; developing new forms and ideas, testing out new glazes and the private view for the show at Gallery 31 in Brighton! This is the first show in the new gallery space in the centre of the North Laines, and it was quite a new experience for me – getting the work framed and ready to hang, delivering it to the gallery and organising the drinks!

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There were two other artists, one of them being my Dad! (You can see his gorgeous wood block prints here; http://thomaslemon.weebly.com/geometric-prints-wood-blocks.html ) and the other was Ben Musitano (See him here; http://thecasualclub.tumblr.com/) It was a great first little show and thanks for everyone who came down to support us! The work is all for sale so pop down and see it and get in touch if you are interested! It is open for the next two months, at 31 North Road, Brighton.

 

I’ve also been working on dual urns – I am throwing a single bottle form, and then slicing it in half and adding a slab on the back of each. They are from the same piece, the same structure. they are one; yet they become a piece by themselves. They complement each other perfectly. During the drying process. the neck and rim slightly curves away which I really love. I really like the new barium blue glaze as well, which I’ve been developing based on the Mexican colour Azul Anil, which is a deep matt blue thought to ward off evil spirits (lots of mexican homes use this colour, as well as the home of the famous artist Frida Kahlo). I am going to be making these much bigger soon, and will be experimenting more with the finish and the glazes!

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