I arrived in Copenhagen on Sunday and travelled south to Guldagergaard through sunshine and a distinctive palette of matt blacks, sparkling whites and vivid ochres, greys and reds. These colour combinations are very striking and will make a beautiful starting point for some glaze tests later in my stay.
At the Center I am surrounded by ceramic artists from around the world, all sharing ideas and experience. It’s a wonderful atmosphere and as I arrange my favourite tools that have travelled from the UK with me, I begin to feel at home.
One of the main ambitions I have for my time here is to substantially increase the size of my hybrid vessels forms. The first stage to achieving this is creating a customised plaster mould about 65cm wide and 45cm tall to form the bottom section of my pieces. With the help of talented studio technician Harriet, we fashion a wood and plaster extension to the current whirler dimensions. Forming the large plaster model begins tomorrow – I’ll report progress in my next post.