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Bay Tree Gallery - Bradford on Avon

Jane Gibson Ceramics

Everything starts from the functional and then moves beyond so that there is still a gesture back to the useful and practical, but only a gesture.

Nearly all the work begins with a thrown cylinder which is then distorted, changed and added to. It becomes a surface for painting.

I love the process of shape making but fear the addition of colour although the pots are made for it.

Layers of bright coloured glazes are built up in abstract patterns with references to my travels and fascination with landscape.

The pots are stoneware and glaze fired to 1,260°C in an electric kiln.