Fire II01 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
A new group of work from soda glaze & shino studio potter Lisa Hammond. Fascinated with pots from a young age, Lisa consolidated her training in studio pottery in Medway, Kent. She set up Greenwich Pottery Workshop in 1980 alongside teaching at Goldsmiths College for some thirteen years, where committed students and staff helped her to pioneer the use of soda glaze in the UK.
Lisa's work embrases the extensive range of thrown functional ware for the preparation, cooking and serving of food. It is immensely important to her that this work is used in daily life. Alongside her functional ware she has always made a range of work that is more individual and playful. The development of these pieces is a result of the time Lisa spent in Japan, making, firing, and exhibiting. Her forms are strong, fluid and unfussy and are intended to retain a suggestion of the soft plasticity of the clay.
“This work represents pieces I have selected and put by during the last year. There are three distinct clays and glazes I have used for these pots. When they are fired in the soda kiln alongside the functional standard ware range, these pieces, distinct in their surfaces and textures, owe their rich surfaces to the flame’s path that weaves through the pots as it carries the soda between them. It means each firing is different, the fire’s route is ever-changing and no two kiln loads of work are the same. Alongside exploring new forms in my pots, it’s the nature of the firing process and its variability that keeps me focused and driven to develop new work after forty years.” Lisa Hammond, 2017.
Large Tsubo2016Poured white Shino and ash runs on black clayH:40cm W:32cm£1450
Mizusashi (water jar)2016Poured white Shino on black clayH:15cm W:16cm£350
Carved Pouring Bowls2016Lichen glaze on red clay and white crackle glaze on black clayH:9-9.5cm W:16-16.5cm£220 each