Clay Feet are having their Connected exhibition at Mundaring Art Centre starting Friday 3rd September at 7pm until October 3rd. Those members with work on show are Jill Archibald, Narda McMahon, Pauline Mann, Gill Treichel, Andrea Vinkovic, and me, Elaine Bradley. The range of work is surprising. The delicious porcelain lamp above is by Andrea Vinkovic, the bulb is cleverly set into a two part clay base, and the lamp is made from three patterened 'petals'. As you can see, it throws sublime shadows.
Jillian Archibald teaches pottery at the Canning Arts Centre in Perth and you can see she is no slouch. She throws components and assembles them into personalities, they somehow have attitude and an anthropomorphic feel to them. They have been raku fired to develop a crackly smokey appearance, they smack of age, experience and to some extent, degradation.