Thursday, October 30, 2008

Stoneware and porcelain.

Sometimes I wonder whether I should be doing both porcelain and stoneware. They are such opposites.
I started using stoneware this year because I was interested in the process of making it. Using a filter press and a pug mill.
Really it's like photographing black and white one day and colour the next. You really should not do it. Two different ways of seeing.
The same goes for stoneware and porcelain. Porcelain is translucent and delicate. I throw my stoneware chunky(Think mixing bowls)and durable.
I do like both though. But, I would not have considered stoneware this time last year. funny how taste changes.

1 comment:

Andrew F said...

I really like the Stoneware bowl - even with a different texture it has the same feel as your porcelain work.