Juliet Gorman
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Group 2

A variety of pots using horsehair and tape and smoke fired


Smoke fired created using Earthstone clay that has been highly burnished.

Horsehair and underglaze vases

    Traditional smoke fired work

    Panel picture

    Low fired smoked picture

    Smoke fired work 2018

    My Events

    Craeftiga, Sutton Hoo, Suffolk
    21 Mar 2015 - 10:00 to 22 Mar 2015 - 17:00
    Craeftiga, Sutton Hoo. Anglian Potter's stand celebrating a festival of craftsmanship.
    Craeftiga, Sutton Hoo, Suffolk
    Walberswick Anglian Potter's Show
    8 Aug 2015 - 10:00 to 9 Aug 2015 - 17:15
    Many Anglian Potter's will be selling their work.
    Walberswick Anglian Potter's Show
    Art in Clay, Farnham
    14 Nov 2015 - 10:00 to 15 Nov 2015 - 17:00
    Prestigious pottery show with renowned potters.
    Art in Clay, Farnham

    July Open Studios

    Cambridge Open Studios 2018
    Cambridge Open Studios 2018
    smoke-fired ceramics
    Hand-built, low-fired ceramics reflect my continual fascination for this medium. Smoke-firing techniques, texture and burnished surfaces are present.
    • Commissions Taken
    • Visitors All Year
    • Tuition Given

    The excitement and unpredictability of making work to be smoke fired is a fascinating, frustrating and exhilarating process.  I have concentrated on experimenting and developing my own style, trying to keep an honest association with the roots of the process. I suppose it is only natural that my work emulates my African origins, which given the technique, is appropriate. The figures, animals, vases and panel pictures are based on my own photographs taken during visits to various parts of Africa,  memories and research. The challenge of each piece is finding the right shape, texture and colour, which, when combined, produces a simple, but pleasing, end result. The very nature of the smoke-firing technique produces smoke effects that are totally unique and enhance each piece. Over the last year I have  been experimenting with firing horse hair onto the pots, figures and panel pictures with some interesting results. The excitement of working in clay never fades.