10am-5pm 29 October

10am-4pm 30 October

St Edward's School Sports Hall, OXFORD, OX2 7NZ

10am-5pm 29 October

10am-4pm 30 October

St Edward's School Sports Hall, OXFORD, OX2 7NZ

Dennis Farrell

My recent work has been formed by layering materials which are rolled into the soft clay surface, the slabs are then cut and re-rolled to build more complex surfaces. The resulting coloured clay slabs are then joined together to construct new forms. Visual themes focus on moments of light, shadow and texture observed in intimate spaces and sweeping vistas.

Most clay forms are produced by hand-built techniques using red earthenware blended with black stoneware crank clays; a few forms were produced using a white earthenware clay. White engobe is applied to the clay surface, sometimes being drawn through when wet. Found materials and ground fired clay granules have been rolled into the clay slabs which are then brushed with coloured engobes; underglaze colours are then worked together on the leather hard clay surface like paint on canvas. After a first firing, further underglaze colour may be added sometimes using hand cut sponge shapes before forms are brushed with transparent glazes and fired to 1120˚C.

https://www.dennisfarrell.co.uk/
Email: farrell63@btinternet.com