Alison Kay's pieces are coil built using white Raku clay, then gradually pared back and attentively worked to achieve symmetry in the form. Much experimentation has gone into the use of Terra Sigillata with the addition of subtle colours, which when applied, is burnished to give a rich sheen. After biscuit firing to 1000 degrees, resist patterns are carefully laid onto the surface, and then smoke fired. The piece is then cleaned and polished, revealing the colour beneath.
Image rights: Courtesy of the Artist and J. Cacciola Gallery W
Manufacturer: Alison Kay, 2016
CROSSROADS, 2017 - J. Cacciola Gallery W