Recently, Fiona Tunnicliffe who is a ceramist specialising in stylised animals, lead a workshop here at Keirunga Potters, Havelock North. Her method of hand building in clay required careful timing (drying of the clay) and a good understanding of animal expression.
Fiona texturises her clay slab, tears it to shape and builds up from the base to form legs, body, neck, etc. Her work is finished by firing with oxides which settle into the textured surface.
Posted: Friday 22 February 2013