Photo Credit: Stephen Cummings

Burning Embers Bowl, 2015, ceramic, 37 w x 11 h cm

Burning Embers Bowl, 2015, ceramic, 37 w x 11 h cm Photo Credit: Stephen Cummings

CARLEEN DEVINE

BURNING EMBERS

1-16 APRIL & 26-30 APRIL 2016 (CLOSED 17-25 APRIL)

10AM - 4PM TUESDAY TO SATURDAY

OPENING 2-4 PM  SATURDAY 2 APRIL 2016

This exhibition includes the “Burning Embers Installation” and new work “And then the rains came” by Carleen Devine.

Bushfires are an increasing danger in the bushland around Sydney, with rising temperatures and the El Nino effect on climate. This sculpture evokes fire and burning embers.   A ceramic pot may be the only treasured remnant that remains after a home is lost to fire.

“Burning Embers” has an interior glaze which reflects the glow of embers in a bush fire. The exterior of the bowls is coated with terra sigillata giving a smoky burnt look, and they sit amongst burnt ceramic branches. The glaze is loaded with red iron oxide and is held at very high temperatures for 5 hours to allow the iron to transform into microcrystals.

The glaze evokes a lava flow or burning embers. I call this glaze “Kintamani Fire” after the volcanic cone in the centre of Bali – Kintamani.

“And then the Rains Came” are stoneware pots which have been fired in reduction with tenmoku and chun glazes.

Carleen Devine is a Sydney based ceramist and former Town Planner.  In 2015, Carleen completed an Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts (Ceramics) at Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE, Brookvale Campus, NSW.

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