For this exhibition Laura Huston is showing a mixture of work – white vases made by joining thrown and hand built forms in earthenware and applying a white tin glaze.
The coloured vases use the technique of sgraffito to embellish the surface. Sgraffito means scratching a pattern into the slip, that has been applied to the leather hard clay body, to reveal the clay colour beneath.
The instinctive approach used to make and decorate each form means no two pieces are the same.
My approach for making relies on spontaneity and an open mind.
The forms and marks I make are simplified representations of the natural environment.
Through continual experimentation I hope to achieve subtle individuality.