Peter Wilson: 30 years on - Canberra (Solo travelling exhibition)

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This was the third of four exhibitions with the same title. It contained ceramic works which were shown in all exhibitions and a significant number of works that were unique to each show. Field: Fine art/ceramics/glaze development. Context: This third part of the exhibition at the Watson Art Centre in Canberra in early 2008 focused on crystal development in matt glazes. Here a range of bowls and lidded jars were used as a canvas to develop these surfaces which are beautifully tactile surfaces. The glaze application needs to be much thinner than for the gloss glazes and also it is not as hot a firing, only cone 10. I am working on developing one glaze over another in copper moss works. Research question: How to develop rich and interesting ceramic surfaces? The exhibition showed the results of 30 years of experimentation in ceramics and examined questions of aesthetics, form and ceramic surface all of which have been central to my involvement in ceramics. It included works in stoneware with red iron, chun and celadon Chinese glazes. There were many raku pieces, (low-fired) with sculpted surfaces using colour and lustres to highlight areas. Lastly there were pieces from my most recent experimentation with crystalline gloss and matt glazes.All of these recognisable periods within my work have been contributions to new research into this field.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
PublisherWatson Arts Centre
SizeCeramic works, exhibited: 17 Jan - 10 February, 2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventPeter Wilson: 30 years on - Canberra -
Duration: 17 Jan 200810 Feb 2008

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    Wilson, P. (Author). (2008). Peter Wilson: 30 years on - Canberra (Solo travelling exhibition). Creative Works - Original - Visual art works, Watson Arts Centre.