I have made some very plain terracotta forms, only glazed on the inside. These are made with what the Japanese refer to as the ‘Kurinuki’ method where a solid clay form is hollowed out by carving. My log like, clay vase, retains all delicate marks on the surface ‘skin’.
During the Heian period in Japan, Buddhist flower offerings called ‘Kuge’ were made at shrines. The Kado book, the Japanese way of flowers was composed. ‘Chabana’ refers to the many genres of flower arranging for tea ceremony. I am drawn to what the Japanese refer to as ‘Nageire,’ ‘thrown in’ style of arranging.
small oblong carved vase, 2017. Earthenware.
carved clay water container, 2017. Stained with black terra sigillata.
Image bottom left: Hill shaped ‘Flower Frog’, hand modelled earthen ware, maiolica glaze
Recent Group Exhibitions
Treasures from the Vault, Manly Art Gallery and Museum (MAG&M), Manly. https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/
(See Artworks – In Public Collections)
the covid shutdown series – http://damienmintonpresents.com/#/the-covid-shutdown-series/
topological investigations – https://www.foxgalleries.com.au/toni-warburton-topological-investigations/
The Drawing Exchange 2018 – https://drawingexchange.wordpress.com/toni-warburton-bernadette-klavins/