Elspeth Owen
Elspeth Owen - Six of One
14th September to 12th October 2013


Elspeth Owen - Six of One The work in this exhibition at the New Craftsman is selected to show a range of shapes that I have become attached to making - bowls, jars, dishes, spheres. All the work is hand built, each piece is pinched from a single lump of clay, scraped smooth, burnished and then fired to about 1000c. The colours and markings are the result of interactions between oxides and organic material burning together in the kiln. I make them to be held in the hand, touched, stroked sometimes, perhaps put down and lingered over.