Means of production – The vase and flower show

Toni Warburton, Artist. Work in progress, the vase and flower show

Vases anticipating glazes.Wip ‘RUIN’ text piece for @thevaseandflowershow late April, Clovelly curated by @sassypark. Text containers interested me as a way of commenting on human interactions with and constructs of ‘place’ so for a show at Auburn Japanese Garden curated by Glenn Barkley I made #midden and #rockery (now showing in #claydynasty_powerhousemuseum) to reflect on settler impacts on the terrain of inigenous clans around the shores of Middle Harbour in Sydney, where I grew up.

‘RUIN’ came next as a reflection on the Brtish Empire, its colonising agendas and eccentric placement of follies in gardenscapes .’RUIN” has been on the studio shelf for a year or two. Lets see what another visit to the kiln will do.

Toni Warburton, Artist. Work in progress, the vase and flower show

Hand modelled terracotta, painted with engobe, pigments and glazes, (fired with green electricity) leaky sections bound with orange plastic flagging tape.

Toni Warburton, Artist. Work in progress, the vase and flower show
Toni Warburton, Artist. Work in progress, the vase and flower show
Toni Warburton, Artist. Work in progress, the vase and flower show
Toni Warburton, Artist. Work in progress, the vase and flower show
Toni Warburton, Artist. Work in progress, the vase and flower show
Toni Warburton, Artist. Work in progress, the vase and flower show
Toni Warburton, Artist. Work in progress, the vase and flower show
Toni Warburton, Artist. Work in progress, the vase and flower show
Toni Warburton, Artist. Work in progress, the vase and flower show
Toni Warburton, Artist. Work in progress, the vase and flower show
Toni Warburton, Artist. Work in progress, the vase and flower show
Toni Warburton, Artist. Work in progress, the vase and flower show