Ben Richardson's woodfired vessels are a distillation of the beautiful, rugged environment of his south-east Tasmanian home.
The process for Ben begins with collecting the clay and grinding local rocks for oxides. He chops black wattle for woodfirng. Ben's commitment to place and sensitivity to materials are evident in the stark beautiful forms he produces.
Ben Richardson is a speaker at the Australian Ceramics Triennale and will be showing his film "Ben Richardson- working fire" made by visual arts lecturer and academic Glen Dunn as part of his presentation. There is so much to love about this poetic evocation of a creative journey. From the southern Tasmanian landscapes and skies through to the simple potter's pleasures of stacking the kiln and magical transformation of wet clay to fired form. Do yourself a favor and watch this.....
Ben Richardson. Working Fire. Feature. from Glen Dunn on Vimeo.
Ben will be speaking on Saturday the 19th of July in the afternoon session.