Peter Voulkos

What an interesting, intriguing, inspiring man. I love his approach to his work, to learn all there is to know then throw away the rule book and really be in ‘the moment’ whilst he was making. He had an unquenchable curiosity for all things art related and was inspired by a wide variety of visual stimuli: from dance, to fine art, architecture, music and ceramics both contemporary and historical. I hope that this feeling of intrigue and spontaneity will come across in my own work, not easy when you have to spend so much time thinking about it.

I have attached a recent Powerpoint presentation about Peter Voulkos and will add my notes and bibliography at a later date. Peter Voulkos powerpoint

Rupert Spira

I have just been introduced to the work of Rupert Spira. In my last piece of work I had started to make the writing more abstract as if the poem or saying were covered up by years of paint or rubbed away from use. I like the idea of the writing on my work becoming more like a pattern, creating intrigue, with the viewer left guessing what was once written there. Rupert Spira’s work has that feel, with intricate writing covering the surface of the bowl like a delicate repeated pattern.