Alice Macdonald

Alice Macdonald

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An older kiln pack previously unposted here in full. These three colours, the white and two shades of pink will turn into grey celadon crackles and greens and blues. I miss firing this kiln and this type of work, it’s been a while now, almost seven months. I’ve had my hand in other methods though, in Japan I spent months learning how to glaze and fire in both the oribe and shino types, both vastly different in comparison to the ways I’ve worked before. Not only how they’re fired, which is…

An older kiln pack previously unposted here in full. These three colours, the white and two shades of pink will turn into grey celadon crackles and greens and blues. I miss firing this kiln and this type of work, it’s been a while now, almost seven months. I’ve had my hand in other methods though, in Japan I spent months learning how to glaze and fire in both the oribe and shino types, both vastly different in comparison to the ways I’ve worked before. Not only how they’re fired, which is…

Blue nuka glaze on a very finely thrown mug with a handle pulled from the vessel in the traditional method I was taught and did countless thousands of at Maze Hill Pottery on endless mugs, jugs and espresso cups. As processes go it was one I used to never look forward to but as soon as it clicked with me I’ve always looked forward to it. It’s an unusual procedure, thinning out a larger blank of clay with nothing but your hand and a bit of water and a lot of finesse. I’ll bring one or two…

Blue nuka glaze on a very finely thrown mug with a handle pulled from the vessel in the traditional method I was taught and did countless thousands of at Maze Hill Pottery on endless mugs, jugs and espresso cups. As processes go it was one I used to never look forward to but as soon as it clicked with me I’ve always looked forward to it. It’s an unusual procedure, thinning out a larger blank of clay with nothing but your hand and a bit of water and a lot of finesse. I’ll bring one or two…

Alex Van Gelder’s portraits of Louise Bourgeois in the final years of her life show a theatrical spirit defying a fading body.

Lumière sur le bras Alex Van Gelder’s portraits of Louise Bourgeois in the final years of her life show a theatrical spirit defying a fading body.

Alexander Calder in his studio, 1958

Alexander Calder in his studio, 1958

Obituary / Local artist with an international following

Obituary / Local artist with an international following