Gaye Atkinson

Address

82 Cutfield Road
Westown

Category

Ceramics

Contact

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 06 758 0120
URL: Visit Website

Features

Studio will be open for the full 10 days

Toilet facilities available

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Returning to pottery after 30 years Gaye Atkinson has continued with her love of primitive firings that rely heavily on flame, smoke and combustibles. Raku is her main method whereby she uses the smoke and flame to produce metallic glaze effects on her antiquity and landscape inspired works. Her pots are removed from the kiln a glowing red hot with tongs and placed in combustibles such as sawdust, shavings or shredded newspaper. She both hand builds and throws - often combining the two in her artefact style pieces. Works are often multi-fired until she is happy with the glaze result. With the renaissance of interest in pottery has come a renewed desire for 'pit-fired' work in which she also has much experience..