International ceramic artist Kerry Hastings makes ceramic vessels which explore themes such as harmony and discord, colour and form, silhouette and contour.
It is her childhood in Scotland that informs her work now, both the landscape there, but also her parents who met at Edinburgh Art College; one was a painter, the other an architect.
The ancient tradition of handbuilding using coils of clay is a method which allows her infinite analysis within the confines of the vessel. By making the work with narrow bases and wide undulating rims she imparts to each piece an energy and motion that is reminiscent of certain natural forms such as the swell of a wave, a bird in flight or the contours of rolling hills.
Other investigations into nature are made too in her use of colour. Oxides or carbonates such as chrome, copper, iron, basalt, cobalt are added to the clay body and the interiors only are glazed in a contrasting colour glaze. .
Kerry enjoys making th... [more]
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