Ode / Pavilion

 

2014

Ode (Atlas)
Ode (Atlas)

Porcelain paperclay with reactive slips and washes with stoneware glaze. 22 x 11 x 11cm

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Ode (Whitewash)
Ode (Whitewash)

Terracotta paperclay with shino glaze. 22 x 12 x 12cm

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Ode (Celestial II)
Ode (Celestial II)

Porcelain paperclay with reactive tin slip and stoneware glaze. 21 x 11 x 11cm

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Ode (Falls)
Ode (Falls)

Terracotta paperclay reactive slips and stoneware glaze. 22 x 12 x 12cm

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Ode (Lumio)
Ode (Lumio)

Terracotta paperclay with reactive slip and stoneware glaze. 24 x 14 x 14cm

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Ode (Celestial I)
Ode (Celestial I)

Porcelain paperclay with reactive tin slip and stoneware glaze. 24 x 11 x 11cm

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Ode (Vesper)
Ode (Vesper)

Terracotta paperclay with reactive manganese slip and stoneware glaze. 24 x 14 x 14cm

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Ode (Infinity)
Ode (Infinity)

Porcelain paperclay with reactive tin slip and stoneware glaze. 22 x 13 x 13cm

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Ode (Shores)
Ode (Shores)

Terracotta paperclay with reactive zinc slip and stoneware glaze. 16 x 7 x 7cm

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Pavilion (Grogged Ceremonial Vessel)
Pavilion (Grogged Ceremonial Vessel)

Grogged terracotta paperclay with reactive wash and stoneware glaze. 8 x 15 x 15cm

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Pavilion (Copper Vessel)
Pavilion (Copper Vessel)

Grogged terracotta with reactive slip, copper and red iron wash with stoneware glaze. 24 x 13 x 10cm

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Pavilion (Shino Vessel)
Pavilion (Shino Vessel)

Grogged terracotta with reactive wash and shino glaze. 27 x 13 x 13cm

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Pavilion (G.A Vessel II)
Pavilion (G.A Vessel II)

Grogged terracotta with stoneware glaze. 31 x 15 x 12cm

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Pavilion (Triple Fired Vessel I)
Pavilion (Triple Fired Vessel I)

Grogged terracotta with reactive slips and washes and stoneware glaze. 17 x 9 x 7cm

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Pavilion (Barium Ceremonial Vessel)
Pavilion (Barium Ceremonial Vessel)

Terracotta paperclay with reactive slip and stoneware barium glaze. 9 x 18 x 18cm

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Pavilion (Copper Ceremonial Vessel)
Pavilion (Copper Ceremonial Vessel)

Grogged terracotta with reactive slip, copper & red iron wash with stoneware glaze. 8 x 16 x 16cm

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Pavilion (Tin Vessel)
Pavilion (Tin Vessel)

Grogged terracotta with reactive tin slip and stoneware glaze. 26 x 17 x 14cm

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Pavilion (G.A Vessel I)
Pavilion (G.A Vessel I)

Grogged terracotta with reactive wash and stoneware glaze. 34 x 17 x 18cm

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Pavilion (Triple Fired Vessel II)
Pavilion (Triple Fired Vessel II)

Grogged terracotta with reactive red iron wash and stoneware glaze. 26 x 10 x 11cm

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Pavilion (G.A Ceremonial Vessel)
Pavilion (G.A Ceremonial Vessel)

Terracotta paperclay with reactive slip and stoneware glaze. 8 x 13 x 11cm

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alana wilson, ceramics, australia, sydney
alana wilson, ceramics, australia, sydney
alana wilson, artist, ceramics, sydney, australia, chinaclay
alana wilson, artist, ceramics, sydney, australia, chinaclay

Ode

 

The Ode vessels sit together like a small army, born primarily as an ode to the light and loose sketches of Cy Twombly. Organic long-necked forms are layered with reactive slips and sheer washes to build up a light, subtle surface. Small additions of handles and lugs, engulfed by the glaze in the kiln, reference ancient Greek Amphorae discovered through marine archaeology. 

 

Pavilion

 

The Pavilion vessels explore a sense of brutalism and robust-ness, especially through the thoroughly worked surfaces of the works. Extra grog has been beaten into the clay prior to and during the making process. Along with this added body texture, reactive washes and sandy slips have been layered on to help build up the surfaces, brushed on very roughly with minimal consideration. References include the work of ceramicist Peter Voulkos, sculptor Sean Brian-McDonald, mid-century architecture by Mies van der Rohe and quarried stone. Many of these pieces have been fired multiple times to decay and destroy the surface as much as possible.