Tuesday, April 21, 2009
This is the work of Dr Damon Moon. He says
"This work is aligned with the Anglo oriental style of studio pottery which was pioneered in France in the late 19th century and gained prominence in England and Japan in the early 20th century.
As such, this work belongs to one of the dominant strands of modern craft theory, whereby archaic Asian and European ceramic traditions were reinterpreted within contemporary society. My current work leans towards a more traditionalist approach, as is evidenced by the functional, classical forms and glazes and the extensive use of unrefined materials such as wood ash, rocks and clays, often gathered from the local area."
Dr Moon uses a traditional japanese kickwheel you can see a demonstration of this fascinating ancient technique here:
On Monday 20 July Damon Moon will be appearing as a keynote speaker in the final session of the Australian Ceramics Triennale.