Stephen Murfitt
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Visual Connections 2
Repeats every day until Sun Oct 02 2016.
9 Sep 2016 -
10:30 to 17:30
Exhibition of work by Stephen Murfitt and Terry Beard at The Old Fire Engine House, Ely from Sept 9th-Oct 2nd
Visual Connections 2
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July Open Studios

Cambridge Open Studios 2019
Cambridge Open Studios 2019
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ceramics
Driven by an obsession with clay, I continue to make ceramic forms and vessels which are hand-built and Raku fired, in my new workshop.
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I became addicted to Raku because of the direct involvement with each stage of the process. The pots absorb and often reflect the intense drama of the firing. The work evolves through a continued exploration of form and process.  Influences are diverse and come from a fusion of visual elements seen in the natural and built environments, with the effects of weathering, erosion and decay providing a constant source of reference. Small groups of related forms are hand-built simultaneously and the slow and contemplative pace of coiling allows for considered developments and refinements to be made. Each stage of construction enables intuitive and selective marks and textures to occur. Glazing and firing methods are adapted to enhance the form and surface of each piece. The combination of the making, glazing and firing methods result in one-off pieces which are completely unique.