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1. Black/White Crawled Orb (2014) (2014)

H.550mm W.120mm
$395.00 (including GST and freight within New Zealand)

The orb was wheel thrown using a white firing clay and then the ridges were turned when the piece had become dry leather hard. The piece was bisque fired to 1000°C and then spray-glazed shiny white and fired to 1220°C.

A matt black glaze was applied and during the third firing to 1150°C, because the clay had already reached its maturing point, no further shrinkage occurred. Because the glaze still had to shrink, the crawing effect occurred. This is totally unpredictable (but exciting).

Top view

Detail

Base view

The double glaze effect has oblterated my name seal which was appled at the leather-hard clay stage.

Available for purchase through my dealer Galleries.

Masterworks Gallery Auckland. www.masterworksgallery.co.nz, Ph +64 9 373 5446

Avid gallery Wellington. www.avidgallery.co.nz, Ph +64 4 472 7703

Milford Gallery Queenstown. www.milfordgalleries.co.nz, Ph +64 3 442 6896. Dunedin. www.milfordhouse.co.nz, Ph +64 3 477 7727

Form Christchurch. www.form.co.nz, Ph +64 3 377 1211

Piece Gallery Matakana. www.piecegallery.co.nz, Ph +64 9 422 9125

Prices include GST and freight within New Zealand