Jason Wason Ceramics

 

 
Early Works Circa 1982
 
 
 

50cm

65cm

50cm
     

     
 
Raku
 
     
 
Excavations Series
1984 - 1990
 
     
 
Group on sand 1990
 
     
'Raku is particularly appealing for its dramatic technique. I pull the red hot pot from the kiln at 1000 centigrade and throw it outside into a pit of sawdust, then cover it with more sawdust until no air can reach the pot. The highly grogged body of the clay somehow manages to survive the thermal shock involved. The surface is subject to highly oxygen reduced atmospheric conditions which draw the metallic oxides up to the surface, revealing all manner of metallic lustres, which sit very well on the scorched and blackened clay body. The result has a raw feeling of something geological, archaeological, volcanic or vulcan. Something which has been to hell and back and survived. I take these pots to point of destruction and then just ease back a little'.
     
     
 
32cm 1989
 
30cm 1990
     
     

     
Whiteware
1992 - 2002
     

66cm

     
Inspiration for surface texture often comes from the landscape, maybe the marks on a slab of granite in a field, or stones worn smooth by water down by the sea. I find that the bleached white bones of animals found high on the moorland and the dull glint of a creamy white shell are worthy of closer inspection.
 
 

52cm

52cm