KENNETH CLARK: CERAMIST WITH AN UNUSUAL BREADTH OF VISION

The ceramist Kenneth Clark died last month at 89. He occupied a rare position between studio pottery and industrial ceramics, running a small workshop and carrying out design commissions for architects and large potteries.  He taught at the Central School of Art (now Central St Martin's) and at Goldsmiths (whose ceramics course is long gone). … Continue reading KENNETH CLARK: CERAMIST WITH AN UNUSUAL BREADTH OF VISION

A QUICK FLOURISH: ABSTRACT PAINTING ON TIN-GLAZED POTTERY

My medium is tin-glazed earthenware, but that doesn't matter much. I say it because some people are curious about how things are made. Earthenware is a type of clay that's fired to about 1000 degrees centigrade By contrast, stoneware and porcelain are fired to about 1300 degrees. These figures are approximate, and there is a … Continue reading A QUICK FLOURISH: ABSTRACT PAINTING ON TIN-GLAZED POTTERY