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Last edited by debbiepage1 on 30 April 2021
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Trio of Moon Jars
retro green moon jar, debbie page ceramics
Obvara Moon Jar, debbie page ceramics
A small flash of Turquoise Moon Jar, debbie page ceramics
Cherry Blossom Moon Jar, debbie page ceramics
White & Teal Moon Jar, debbie page ceramics

Fascinated by the Moon, inspired by Korean Moon Jars, compelled to coil clay and an explorer in the possibilities of painting with glaze and smoke

For the past 12 years I have been working on a series of pieces inspired by the Korean Moon Jar. This iconic spherical form is traditionally white however I explore other possibilities, for example techniques which would give a more ‘lunar’ surface using burnishing and smoke firing. I have developed a technique where I apply layers of glaze with a sponge to certain areas of the form and then following glaze firing, I smoke fire the form, with spectacular results. With this method, I use various colours which invoke the earth floating in space, swirling water and tree blossom.

I am a hand-builder, working mainly in white earthenware clay., using moulds to support larger forms.

I teach pottery - both one off workshops on specific subjects and termly courses in several venues.

I am a member of the Oxfordshire Craft Guild and West Forest Potters and regularly exhibiting with the groups. I am also a regular participant in Oxfordshire Artweeks, the Henley on Thames and the Caversham Arts Trails.

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