Vasefinder International 2013
Exhibitor 31

Catherine Tamou

Eltham, Taranaki, New Zealand

Title: Thrown & Altered Woodfired

Year of Creation: 2009

Glaze: Shino type glaze using local materials

Clay Body: Local Clay

Dimensions: Height 12.99 inches, Width 9.06 inches

Artist's Statement: In my practice I create individual, high-fired ceramic tableware and large thrown and altered sculptural pieces. I am constantly refining my forms and combining different clays and glaze materials. It can be the desired or unanticipated results that then inform the directions my work will take. As well as being purposeful, I required that my work be beautiful and tactile with a strong sense of visual balance.

My deconstructed reconstructed pieces are a dichotomy of convex (concave) and flat segments. Layering of engobes and slips begin on the form from its raw state. The rhythmic throwing lines, joins, surface treatments and firing all signify the pots journey to completion.

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