The Advanced Diploma year at TAFE enabled me to further experiment with glazes using local materials and a variation in firing methods between electric, gas and wood fired kilns. As part of my submission I created a a short video “piecing together fragments”.
The Diploma year (2011) in ceramics at Polytechnic Tasmania enabled me to further explore the use of ceramic forms in installation work. My final work, “Moments in Time” delved into the continued use of a ceramic form through history (referencing the African milk pot, traditionally carved from wood) by considering how it could be placed in a contemporary setting. “Moments in Time” also referred to the use of small quantities of clay sourced in a variety of locations specific to my travels which were then used to create shino glazes for the finished work.
First year ceramics (2010) at Polytechnic Tasmania covered a range techniques and introduced basic glaze knowledge. I’m looking forward to second year ceramics with with highly regarded and talented Ben Richardson as my teacher. The ‘Working Fire’ video on Vimeo which gives some insight to Ben’s practice is well worth viewing.