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Demonstration by Roger Cockram
20 October 2019 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm£20
Our next demonstration will be by Roger Cockram at the Denmead Community Centre, School Lane, Denmead, Waterlooville PO7 6LU on 20 October 2019. 10.00 to 3.30.
“Although my work is mostly thrown on the wheel, it is distinctive in the way it seeks to explore fundamental features of nature. My particular interest lies in my observations of the sea and coastline near my home in Devon – and many of the pieces act as ‘caught moments’ of movement, colour and rhythm.
The colours and sense of depth in the surfaces, along with the rhythms in the altered forms hopefully suggest timeless qualities observable in the natural world. Following my observations from these surroundings, ideas are ‘resolved’, to catch their essence and to make the piece accessible as a piece of ceramic.
My work is mostly thrown in high temperature fine porcelain – and the work results in various vessel forms, sometimes quite large. Often the work on the wheel is altered in some way – be it by partially folding to make a bowl oval – or inserting spirals into the piece whilst wet to enhance a feeling of rhythm. Recent work is sometimes made using slab clay and handbuilding.
I often use several layers of brushed dry and running glazes, which interact during the long firing process to give a strong sense of fluidity, movement and depth. All my work is once-fired to Cone 11 in a reduction kiln.”
Registration is £20 for members, £25 for guests.
Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available on the day. Please bring a contribution to an American Supper style lunch, as well as your own crockery and cutlery.
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