Name of work: Gaudy Welsh Revisited
Medium: porcelain, glazes, stains, decals, multi-firings
This bowl is part of a series called “Mementos – Contemporary Heirlooms” which is a modern interpretation of the traditional British style Gaudy Welsh, which uses fine porcelain, stains, decals and multi-firing techniques. It is a response my childhood memories of flower gardens in the UK , the delicacy of the china in my mother’s cabinet, and my interests as a maturing contemporary artist in Australia. A recent ceramics residency in China provided me with the strong stains that run with the glazes, and insights into how young Chinese ceramic artists are combining contemporary and traditional ceramics practices.
Ellen Appleby 8 April 2013