Jane Gibson - ceramics
Everything starts from the functional and
then moves beyond so that there is still a
gesture back to to the useful and practical
but only a gesture. Nearly all the work
begins with a thrown cylinder which is then
distorted, changed and added to. It
becomes a surface for painting. I love the
process of shape making but fear the
 addition of colour although the pots are
made for it. Layers of bright coloured glazes
are built up in abstract patterns with
references to my travels and fascination
with landscape.
The pots are stoneware and glaze fired to
1260degrees in an electric kiln