Saturday, 6 March 2010

The Salt Show- March Exhibition 2010

The Salt Show

The launch,  at the beginning of March attracted many visitors to visit this
  exhibition which demonstrates the growing interest in salt glazing and the diversity of the styles and approaches.

Salt-glazed ceramics were first created in the Rhine Valley of Germany in the 1500s. Whether by accident or clear intent, salt was introduced into the kiln and the resulting ware was coated with a glossy, pebbly, glazed surface. This is what salt-glaze potters call the telltale "orange peel" effect. German immigrants who settled in the United States brought the technology to the US and used it to create utilitarian vessels for storing food and liquids.

Tom White (painter) and
Jeremy Nichols (potter) during the launch.

Modern studio potters using traditional salt processes are working in many areas of the world. The unique salt glaze finish captures spontaneous changes in atmosphere and colour. The method is considered a tool for ongoing experimentation and creativity

 New works from four celebrated Potters using Salt Glaze in this exhibition:-

 Paul Jackson, 
Micki Schloessingk,
Jeremy Nichols
Richard Dewar

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