Vasefinder International 2012
Exhibitor 101

Margaret Sumich

Forrest Hill, Auckland, New Zealand

Title: Treacle Vase

Year of Creation: 2011

Glaze: Tessha, slips, wood fired salt and soda

Clay Body: White clay

Dimensions: Height 6.69 inches, Width 4.72 inches

Artist's Statement: I am a vessel maker: whether thrown and altered or handbuilt using slab, or pinch-and-coil, each form is based on a vessel. This piece, of course, is thrown and altered using stamps and incised decoration.

I mostly like to achieve the freedom of the flame on the pot rather than the rigidity of applied brush decoration, hence my chosen methods of firing using mainly wood as fuel.

I am currently firing "domestic" pieces to 1300 Centigrade in a wood kiln at Auckland Studio Potters and using a mix of salt and soda to give the effects I wish.

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