Blackman, Juliet


Central to all my work is an enjoyment of coiling, an almost meditative process where the form gradually evolves, together with raku, which provides the essential dark, earthy quality, capturing the mystery and unexpected iridescence of ancient archaeological finds. The contrast between a highly controlled, considered building process and the relatively unpredictable nature of raku firing is very exciting. Inspiration derives from the natural world and landscape, together with the effects of time such as weathering and erosion; also a fascination with the artefacts of very early people. My work now falls into two groups which reflect these interests.

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