Spherical abstract sculpture, cut and twisted, with a predominant blue/purple colour.
Materials and techniques
'The piece was started by the making of coiled vessel. I use a clay which is similar to the 'T' material. This bowl was subdivided by the addition of interior and exterior walls. When a sense of balance was achieved, the whole form was cut into two twisted round on itself and re-assembled. Further cuts and additions were made to create a new or negotiated balance in the relationship of the different parts. Most additions are coiled but the more textured parts are built by pressing together small torn pieces of clay. These areas are then smoothed slightly with a metal kidney. The whole piece was painted with casting slip to create additional texture and fired to 1160C.
Slips, oxides and underglaze colours (in combination) were sprayed and hand-painted onto the sculpture. They were fixed by two subsequent firings to 1040C. The surface was lightly sanded to enhance the textures and emphasise the lines of the forms.'
Packed Height: 65cm
Packed Width: 75cm
Marina Vaizey - Exhibition catalogue (Jan-91)