Open Studios with Ted Secombe 13 & 14 Nov from 10am to 4pm & Yarra Valley Open Studios 11 & 12 Dec from 10am to 4pm
2020 and 2021 has been an interesting year to work with Porcelain. Many of Australia’s clay resources have been exhausted so many clay manufacturers here are importing materials required to produce good porcelains. The result of this, is clay bodies with completely different personalities both in the way they throw on the wheel and their glaze response in the firing of works. Success requires a great deal of adjustment. Losses can be significant with the only way through this being a rigorous testing programme which is frustrating time consuming and expensive. Around 6 months of testing time has resolved the issue and I am now happy with works coming from the kiln. Some new firing processes are resulting in glazes that are moody and visually complex. I continue to work with simple pure form which is the best vehicle to carry the glazes I develop.
This year we welcome you back to Ted’s Studio in Dixons Creek over two weekends in November and December – just in time for Christmas! Ted’s Studio and Gallery will be open to view and purchase his current works and to see him demonstrating his skills. This year Ted has revisited some of his past glazes (ie. copper reds and celedons), as well as his signature crystalline glazes, matt and gloss.
For enquiries or if you need further information please call 0419 572882 or 0419 004448
Check out the Open Studio Website here.
Please be advised that visitors will be required to sign in using a QR code or by manual registration. Proof of double vaccination is compulsory and face masks must be worn indoors at all times. Please adhere to 1.5M social distancing.
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