Juliet Gorman
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Portfolios

Group

Traditionally smoked work. All unique and highly burnished

Elephants

Smoke fired created using Earthstone clay that has been highly burnished.

Candle holders

Low fired highly burnished work using underglazes, horsehair, tape and metallics to create this effect.

Horsehair bottles

Low fired highly burnished work using horsehair to create a pattern

Traditional smoke fired work

All traditionally hand built using a materials to create an interesting surface.

Panel picture

Low fired smoked picture using pebbles.

Smoke fired family 2019

Horsehair, tape and smoke add to the surface interest of this group

My Events

Art in Clay, Farnham
14 Nov 2015 - 10:00 to 15 Nov 2015 - 17:00
Prestigious pottery show with renowned potters.
Art in Clay, Farnham
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Walberswick Anglian Potter's Show
8 Aug 2015 - 10:00 to 9 Aug 2015 - 17:15
Many Anglian Potter's will be selling their work.
Walberswick Anglian Potter's Show
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Craeftiga, Sutton Hoo, Suffolk
21 Mar 2015 - 10:00 to 22 Mar 2015 - 17:00
Craeftiga, Sutton Hoo. Anglian Potter's stand celebrating a festival of craftsmanship.
Craeftiga, Sutton Hoo, Suffolk
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July Open Studios

Cambridge Open Studios 2019
Cambridge Open Studios 2019
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smoke-fired ceramics
Hand-built, low-fired ceramics reflect my continual fascination for this medium. Smoke-firing techniques, texture and burnished surfaces are present.
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The excitement and unpredictability of making work to be smoke fired is a fascinating, frustrating and exhilarating process.  I have concentrated on experimenting and developing my own style, trying to keep an honest association with the roots of the process. I suppose it is only natural that my work emulates my African origins, which given the technique, is appropriate. The figures, animals, vases and panel pictures are based on my own photographs taken during visits to various parts of Africa,  memories and research. The challenge of each piece is finding the right shape, texture and colour, which, when combined, produces a simple, but pleasing, end result. The very nature of the smoke-firing technique produces smoke effects that are totally unique and enhance each piece. Over the last year I have  been experimenting with firing horse hair onto the pots, figures and panel pictures with some interesting results. The excitement of working in clay never fades.