Night Watcher 1
Frostproof Stoneware and 24 Ct Gold Leaf
The Artist - Shirley Fleming
Studying in Bath many years ago, I tried all the various forms of ceramic art, but in sculpting, I found my home. Hand building large forms in stoneware is my ideal, always trying new ways to create pieces that will fit in my kiln, but then build on into larger works. Usually introducing colour only in subtle variations of oxides , I have recently turned again to glazing. This has proved very exciting. Controlling the burn when firing to 1230 degrees is always a challenge, lap of the gods stuff. Often the hoped for colour doesn’t appear but....sometimes, something spectacular!
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