My Arched Dancer was inspired by my visit to a press call of Rambert in rehearsal (one of the UK`s leading contemporary dance companies based in London).
I particularly like the tension in her curved and arching back.
I used the raku glaze firing process to achieve subtle colours and crazing; I enjoy working with smoke and fire, which allow the element of chance to affect the surface colouring.
The colours themselves have been inspired by glowing autumnal leaves and tree bark just after rain.
The figure stands on a stained and sealed hardwood base for stability.
Ceramic figure with a hardwood base