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Tenmoku Beginner 

Vitrine at TSB Wallace Art Centre Shop (January-February 2019)

Weathered sandstone can be found across Tāmaki Makaurau. Once it lay upon the seafloor but over time it has risen above the surface and water has eroded it, loosening its complex matrix. As more time passed and volcanoes erupted, basalt fragments (lava) have become intermingled within it.




The potter’s kiln melts basalt which form the spots, holes and rivulets of red in the pieces. The kiln mimics the internal workings of the earth, allowing materials to fuse together into forms. Sandstone’s larger silicon particles do not melt but instead add strength to the pieces, like a skeleton.










Clay from Horahora aka Snell's Beach, 2018



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