About the Potter

JohnDennes Point April 2016 024 Martin

BA , Dip Ed., Assoc. Dip. Art Craft & Design (Ceramics)

John has exclusively Wood Fired since building his first Bourré box kiln in 1986

John has worked from his studio at Glen Huon on the edge of Tasmania’s South-West wilderness area for over 30 years. In 2017 he re-located to a bush setting at Mt Nelson. His work depicts the  wilderness colours of Tasmania, glowing with the effects of flame and wood-ash which are special to the wood firing techniques he uses.  The glazes and clay slips are intended to echo deep rainforest greens, soft moss colours and the blues of the night skies.  Form, light and shadow,and the spaces between ,have become an increasing area of contemplation.

Functional pottery and display pieces are hand-made with equal attention to their individual character.  Stoneware and porcelain clays are  high-fired to 1300 Celsius to ensure utmost  strength and repose. Graduation through fire. No toxic substances are used.

2015

2015. Nine hours into the eighteen hour firing.

 

THE TIME YOU ENJOY WASTING IS NOT WASTED TIME. ( Bertrand Russell )